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دمج الأطفال ذوي الإعاقة مجتمعياً
الحملة العالمية للتعليم
الحملة العالمية للتعليم
مسابقة " أفضل معلم في العالم "
مسابقة " أفضل معلم في العالم "
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الخطة الاستراتيجية
التقرير المالي
التقرير المالي
فينود راينا
فينود راينا
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Participants recommend conducting Elections for Unions
Participants recommend conducting Elections for Unions

Participants recommend conducting Elections for Unions of Teachers in Public Schools
Teacher Creativity Center Concludes Mechanism Development of Trade Unions Conference in the ranks of Palestinian Teachers.

The participants of the Mechanism Development of Trade Union Action and its Consequences on the Educational Process Conference recommended conducting elections for the Public Teachers Union which is represented by the Union of Palestinian Teachers, similar to the elections held in other Educational Sectors. Other recommendations included rewriting the Rules of Procedure for Public Teachers’ Union, as well as adopting the Modern Electoral System for the Elections of the Teachers Union in all the Structures of the Union. It also focused on the need of Women Representation in the structure of the Union by adopting a fair quota for their pioneering role in employment and union. Also, among the recommendations was that the preparatory committee begin preparations to launch a comprehensive dialogue among the ranks of public teachers, in which all the Teachers Union Spectra and General Secretariat of the Union in the West Bank and Gaza Strip would participate. 
This came in the closing session, in which the activities were concluded on the Sunday of the conference, which was held by the Teacher Creativity Center over the period of two days in City Inn Hotel in Ramallah. The participants included more than 100 male and female teachers from all over the West Bank. This conference was held, Intesar Hamdan from Teacher Creativity Center reported, in response to an initiative put forward by an active group of teachers in union issues, in order to achieve an active and fruitful trade union in the ranks of Palestinian teachers. The conference was also held to revitalize trade unions in the ranks of public teachers.
The conference, held by the Teacher Creativity Center, opened with a statement by Sabrin Tamimi, a member of the Board of Directors, who welcomed the participants and confirmed that this conference comes as an initiative put forward by a group, who are dissatisfied with the situation of trade unions and the educational process. The Teacher Creativity Center grabbed the initiative, and quickly took the necessary steps to organize the conference, since it is equivalent with the objectives of the center to reach a union whose staff is qualified to play a vital and leading role in improving the union rights of teachers.
Tamimi added that the conference dealt with two highly important issues: trade union action and the quality of education. The link between these two issues wasn’t random since the Palestinian teacher is responsible for the education of the younger generation; and one of the foundations of this education is National Education since the Palestinian People live under occupation, and therefore, how will these teachers be able to convey the concepts of freedom and dignity if they don’t feel them themselves? How will they be able to educate a generation that will carry the banner of liberation and build an independent state? In order for the teachers to be creative they should consider their occupation as one with foundations and scientific bases that doesn’t rely only on scientific knowledge and “information stuffing”; and therefore, they should be provided with a set of factors that meet the needs of this creativity provided that one of the most important needs is their trade union rights. 
In his turn, Naim Arouri thanked, in a statement on the behalf of the supervising committee, the Teacher Creativity Center and all attendees for the success of holding this conference, considering it the beginning to rise in the action of trade unions. 
Arouri confirmed that the Palestinian teacher is being marginalized on a number of different aspects, and for that reason we called teachers living in such a negative environment, in which the teacher isn’t incorporated into many aspects, to hold this conference to fulfill the ambitions of every single teacher in building a union framework, in which the boundaries, regulations, and structure is clear for the teacher, through the creation of a union, similar to all other educational sectors, for public teachers. This union would be responsible for all the affairs of this sector, and would be held accountable via the resolutions reached in the Rules of Procedures.   
Three working papers were presented in the first session of the conference, under the title The Legal Environment for Trade Union Action, moderated by union activist teacher Ahed Samhan. The first paper was presented by Dr. Sami Shaath from Birzeit University with the title 'Teaching Unions’ Electoral Systems: Between the Positives and the Negatives'. In this paper Dr. Shaath outlined a group of adopted regulations utilized by professional unions. He also emphasized the importance of adopting a law that is viable concerning the numerical circumstances of Palestinian teachers in public schools.  
On the other hand, Taheh Nassar, in his paper 'A View to the Electoral System in Teacher’s Unions' presented a group of propositions concerning the best systems that would be suitable to Palestinian public teachers. 
Teacher Issam Arouri, Director of Quds Center for Legal Aid, presented a paper clarifying the Legal Environment for Trade Union Action in Palestine, and outlined the violations that Trade Union Rights of Palestinian Teachers were subjected to.
Supplementary to the Situation of Trade Union Action in the second session of the conference, moderated by Mr. Abed Al-Rahman Bader, a teacher and union activist held under the title The Situation of Trade Union Action of Palestinian Teachers, by focusing on the role of women in trade union action. Dr. Intesar Awawdeh presented a paper under the title 'The Poor Participation of Women in Trade Union Action', outlining the reasons behind this weakness by diagnosing the situation of the union and the confinement of the role of women in it.  
In her paper, under the title 'Mechanisms to Promote the Role of Women in Trade Union Actions', the Fatah Member of the Legislative Council touched upon the history of Palestinian women, confirmed that Palestinian women are less prone to corruption, and that it is necessary that women understand their rights and roles.
On the other hand, Lawyer Ribhi Qatamesh shared a working paper on management crisis outlining several examples including dialogue, negotiations, lobbying campaigns, advocacy, and strife. The goal of this paper was to educate the participants and encourage them to develop crisis management mechanisms within the action of the trade union among the ranks of the Palestinian teachers.
On the second day, the sessions of the conference resumed, under the title the 'Reality of Trade Union Action for Public Teachers in Palestine'. The session was moderated by Mr. Waleed Awad, and attended by both Omar Assaf, coordinator of the Teachers Union in Private Schools, in which he presented a paper that reviewed the diagnosis and the reality of trade union for teachers of public schools, and teacher Yousef Abu Ras, the union activist who reviewed the reasons and results of the failure of consensus among public teachers. In addition, Mr. Hussein Msharqa, representing the union of workers in UNRWA, presented a paper to develop trade union action among Palestinian teachers.  
In the concluding session of the conference, which focused on the consequences of trade union action of the educational process, Fadel Sulaiman, from the Teacher Creativity Center, gave a presentation on the relationship between Local School Boards and Teachers’ Unions and their roles in improving the quality of education.  
Dr. Saida Afouneh gave a presentation on the role of unions in improving quality of education, touching upon the current quality of education in Palestine.
In the conclusion of the conference, an in-depth discussion and heated dialogue was carried out by the audience due to the importance and controversy of the topics presented. In addition, the participants presented a set of recommendations in the final act of the conference.