“Quality Education”: UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, No. 4

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Global Goal number four:

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

http://www.globalgoals.org/global-goals/quality-education/

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”:

http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/global-goals/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.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/09/what-makes-a-quality-education/

All of this sounds wonderful. However… there remains a question:

How do we manage it by 2030?

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