SEJ April 2018

Created on: 28 Mar 2018 | Last modified: 25 Apr 2023

Vol. 102, Issue No. 02

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Momentum Building in Pay Campaign

As we highlighted in last month's SEJ, the EIS launched its 2018 Pay Campaign - entitled Value Education, Value Teachers - at January's meeting of EIS Council. Over the last 2 months, momentum has been building and members across the country have been getting behind the EIS call for a 10% pay increase for teachers and associated professionals at all grades in 2018...Page 8

Value campaign

Learning Under Occupation

EIS President Nicola Fisher and General Secretary Larry Flanagan recently joined a delegation to experience the lives of Palestinian pupils and teachers in the Occupied Territories. Here, Nicola Fisher describes some of the experience and shares some of the real-life stories of those learning and teaching under occupation. All comments and opinions cited are from real people, but some names have been changed or omitted to protect the identity of the individuals and schools concerned...Page 10 

Palestine street

The Holocaust: Never Forget

EIS Assistant Secretary Andrea Bradley recently delivered a powerful speech at an anti-fascist event as part of the commemorations associated with Holocaust Memorial Day. Here, the SEJ highlights how Andrea used her speech to draw worrying parallels between the rise of the Nazis and the current upsurge in extreme rhetoric and activity in the USA...Page 12

Auschwitz tracks

EIS Still Fighting for Women's Rights 

The EIS recently marked International Women's Day with a range of initiatives across the country, including musical events featuring the EIS pop-up choir and an event in Glasgow City Chambers which brought pupils from Glasgow schools together with inspirational women from across Scotland. IWD2018 had even greater significance this year, coming in the centenary year of women first gaining the right to vote in 1918...Page 18 

Womens meeting

A Dialogic Journey

This year's Walter Hines Page Scholar, Andrew McNeil from Fife, shares his experiences from his scholarship journey. The Walter Hines Page Scholarship, which is administered by the English Speaking Union, offers an annual opportunity for an EIS member to visit the USA to undertake research on an area of education that is of interest to them...Page 22 

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