Global Goal number four:
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
The UN also offers a site of educational resources to help primary- and secondary-school teachers conduct lessons focusing on the UN Global Goals. Here is the page keyed to “quality education”:
The lofty goal is further teased out on the “world largest lesson” site:
What does Quality Education mean?
- Ensure education for all, starting from basic education.
- Provide more opportunities for technical and vocational training to youth and adults so they can get better jobs.
- End inequality in educational opportunities between men and women, for children with disabilities, indigenous people and victims of conflict.
- Improve school facilities to provide a safe and positive environment for everyone.
- Increase the number of scholarships for vocational and technical training, either in a person’s home country or abroad.
- Increase the number of trained and qualified teachers.
- Promote education for sustainable development.
And, finally, here is a post by Claire Boonstra, a World Economic Forum “Young Leader,” Dutch entrepreneur, public speaker and founder of oe Operation Education, an NGO seeking to take a lead on education reform, based in the Netherlands.
All of this sounds wonderful. However… there remains a question:
How do we manage it by 2030?