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ERIC Number: EJ1213576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Understanding Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on "Quality Education" from Micro, Meso and Macro Perspectives
Boeren, Ellen
International Review of Education, v65 n2 p277-294 Apr 2019
This article discusses the current focus of education policies around the world on working with benchmarks, indicators and targets. Its aim is to increase knowledge of potential strategies to meet the fourth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), which strives for quality education. The SDGs form part of the United Nations (UN) "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", which was unanimously adopted in 2015 by all UN Member States as a "plan of action for people, planet and prosperity". Structure and agency theory form an important starting point of this article, allowing the ten targets within SDG 4 to be separated and viewed from micro-, meso- and macro-level perspectives. This analysis explores the idea that reaching the SDG 4 targets is a responsibility shared among individuals, education and training institutions, and regulating governments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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