Quality education (SDG #4) is one of the crucial factors in achieving the sustainable development goals established by the UN for 2030. Major progress in reaching the goals can be done only with the access to quality education for all, especially women and girls.
Many more people today have an opportunity for education compared to previous decades. But still we need to invest more effort in order to make access to education available for everyone, everywhere.
The United Nations have declared 10 main targets and 11 indicators for Sustainable Development Goal #4. These targets are aimed to specify the goals, and the indicators point out the metrics to monitor success and define whether these targets have been achieved.
How does quality education affect sustainable development?
Quality education is one of the major factors helping prevent poverty, allowing people to increase their income, and improve the quality of their lives. Quality education improves health conditions, reduces maternal deaths and the number of child marriages, as well as AIDS and HIV rates. Access to quality education leads to the economic growth of the community and country as a whole.
What is meant by the quality of education?
Sustainable Development Goal #4, Quality Education involves gender parity, access and use of the appropriate school equipment, educational materials, and school infrastructure. Quality education also gives skills and knowledge, building socially responsible global citizens’ mindsets.
Why is SDG 4 important?
SDG 4 is extremely important as this is the educational goal to ensure and promote learning opportunities for all. Education improves intelligence, and frees imagination. It boosts self confidence and accelerates career opportunities, allowing individuals to take on more and new responsibilities such as beginning new businesses.
How do you provide quality education?
Today there are many more learning opportunities for a person to obtain a quality education. These include the use of the quality online learning tools, access to professional teachers, as well as creation and entry to the quality learning environment.
Who is responsible for quality education?
Education governments and education authorities are responsible for the quality education in a particular region or country. They are there to provide access to high quality education, teachers, courses, and to monitor and make sure schools or other institutions are well equipped to provide such services.
Why is quality education important for students?
Education is important for the students, as it helps to deal with poverty issues, it reduces gender inequality and helps build new, more developed societies.
These targets can be achieved by building and/or upgrading schools, increasing and expanding the scholarships for the developing countries. Also, one of the major factors in achieving the Quality Education goal is providing qualified teachers in developing countries.
Everyone should have access to education in order to build a better life.
A qualified person has much more chances to get a well paid job, feed a family and live a more comfortable life. The more people have an opportunity to study and get appropriate education, the more qualified specialists we shall have. This would only benefit society. Social exclusion and inequalities would not be an issue when everyone has access to learn.
What is the role of education in sustainable development?
The role of education in sustainable development is meaningful: it helps to balance economic and social development with sustainable well-being. It helps to implement sustainable development goals by improving the quality of education, reducing poverty and boosting the growth of the economy.
All 17 development goals are aimed to transform the World we live in. They draw attention to the issues that need urgent solutions as soon as possible. Quality education is one of the SDGs. Let’s respond to this call to action and approach the new future together by ending poverty, reaching prosperity and justice in our communities, by saving our environment, nature and health!
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