SDG4 quality education : inclusivity, equity and lifelong learning for all / by Therese Ferguson (The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica), Dzintra Iliško (Daugavpils University, Latvia), Carmel Roofe (The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica), and Susan Hill (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom).Material type: TextSeries: Concise guides to the United Nations sustainable development goalsPublisher: Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (xiv, 123 pages)Content type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 9781787694231 (e-book)Subject(s): Education and state | Sustainable development | Political Science -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy | Environmental managementAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 379 LOC classification: LC71 | .F47 2018Online resources: eBook-Emerald
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prelims -- Introduction -- Monitoring the international education agenda -- Education -- Concepts of inclusivity and quality education -- Concept of education for sustainable development -- Indigenous knowledge, ESD and inclusivity -- Role of teacher educators and teachers in the attainment of inclusive and quality education -- The role of the curriculum in developing Twenty-first Century skills for a sustainable society -- Case studies -- Conclusion -- References -- Index.
Sustainable Development Goal 4 seeks to 'Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.' It acknowledges that quality education is a foundational necessity for sustainable development and an enhanced quality of life.SDG4 - Quality Education: Inclusivity, Equity and Lifelong Learning For All explores the multifaceted and complex nature of the concepts of inclusivity and quality education. Drawing examples from two different country contexts (Latvia and Jamaica), the book explores how and why inclusive and quality education is critical to sustainable development. It considers the indicators of inclusive and quality education, how the concept of education for sustainable development is evolving, and the ways in which these indicators are being pursued. The book pays specific attention to the roles of teachers, teacher educators, and the curriculum in the attainment of inclusive and quality education and 21st Century skills for a sustainable society. Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
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