The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for Education set ambitious targets for learning and teaching. All youth and a significant proportion of adults must be literate and have mastered numeracy. In addition, sustainable development education must provide all learners with the knowledge and skills to promote sustainability. Sustainable development education also promotes human rights, gender equality, global citizenship, and peace. In addition, educational facilities should provide learning environments that are free from violence, harassment, and discrimination.
Education abroad mission, goals, objectives, and outcomes for sustainable development
The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad recognize that sustainability is a core goal of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These goals provide a shared vision for economic growth and peace, while also countering climate change. Education abroad programs should incorporate sustainable practices as part of their mission, goals, and objectives. For example, programs should promote the SDGs by providing students with opportunities to engage in social, environmental, and economic issues. They should also stress the importance of respectfully interacting with the host community.
Moreover, the education abroad office must integrate sustainability commitments into its programmatic work. As a start, a recent Trends & Insights paper by NAFSA describes the link between internationalization and environmental sustainability. Both issues address the climate crisis and internationalization goals. The Education Abroad Office should work closely with its international staff to incorporate sustainability commitments into its mission, goals, and objectives.
Gender inequalities in education
Investing in girls’ education has several positive effects for society, communities and countries. Girls who are educated have fewer teenage pregnancies, earn higher incomes and participate in decisions that affect them. Education for girls contributes to a stable society and reduces gender inequality. In order to make sure that girls are educated, UN Women is working on reducing gender gaps in education. The organization has developed and tested school curriculums, and works with partners to help improve education opportunities for girls. It is also working to develop virtual schools to help girls complete their secondary education without feeling the social pressures of being a child.
The goal of the United Nations is to ensure that everyone can access and complete an education. Increasing access to education for girls is essential for raising the socioeconomic status of communities. The global goal of Universal Basic Education (UN-SDG) calls for the promotion of lifelong learning. Girls face more barriers to completing an education than boys, for example, they are more likely to stay at home to perform domestic chores or to drop out of school, and are more likely to experience child marriage. However, girls who complete their secondary education are six times less likely to be child brides.
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UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report
The UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report for 2020 is an important document that identifies education system exclusions around the world. This includes factors such as age, gender, disability, ethnicity, language, migration status, and sexual orientation or gender identity expression. It argues that countries must focus on the needs of the most disadvantaged learners when schools reopen. Here are some of the highlights of the report.
The report reviews progress toward SDG4 while also looking at the role of non-state actors in education. It also invites policymakers to think critically about their relationships with such actors. It includes PEER, a policy dialogue resource, and VIEW, a website that consolidates various sources of data and provides updated completion rates over time. This is an essential read. But how does it help policy makers? It’s important to consider the global context before making decisions about how to best respond.
SDG 4 Education targets
In line with other Sustainable Development Goals, the fourth goal deals with quality education. The goal is also known as SDG 4, and its full title is “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” As of 2018, there are 17 SDGs. This document outlines each one in detail. To understand each goal, read on. Listed below are some of the most important targets for education.
Goal 4 recognizes the importance of education during times of crisis and conflict, including in emergency situations. Goal four includes seven targets that are “outcome-oriented,” such as achieving universal access to high-quality education and training, and promoting equality in the education system. Targets related to education also include universal literacy, education for sustainable development, and education for global citizenship. Lastly, three “means of achieving” targets, or indicators, are identified. Indicators are used to measure progress toward the goals.