Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education


Two events have happened recently with regard to SDG 4 Quality Education.

The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) Basic Leadership Development Course (BLDC) has been successfully held in Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time; and UNESCO has just published a report monitoring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNESCO Report on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Issues and trends in education for sustainable development

Issues and Trends in Education for Sustainable Development (UNESCO 2018) is about ‘empowering learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity.’

By implementing ESD we will help the world reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

In the introduction the authors note:

UNESCO producing a handbook on lifelong learning

Lifelong Learning

In July 2018 experts in lifelong learning met at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning to discuss the development of a handbook on lifelong learning policy development and implementation.

It will be a practice-oriented handbook that will provide guidance for policymakers and stakeholders who are in the process of developing and implementing policies for lifelong learning.

It will focus on governance, policy issues, strategic approaches to practical implementation, financial support and monitoring.

Survey on Privacy in Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives

Survey on Privacy in Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives

Media and information literacy (MIL) is, amongst many things, a defense of one’s privacy. By this we mean that since MIL seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the ways in which media and technology enable or limit a person’s ability to live with freedom and personal agency – MIL has a direct bearing on privacy awareness and related actions among ordinary people, or the lack thereof.