Progress on education for sustainable development and global citizenship education: UNESCO's report highlights critical need for teacher training

UNESCO’s progress report on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education summarizes and analyses the main findings of the 6th Consultation on the implementation of the 1974 Recommendation, covering the period of 2012 to 2016.The findings of the 6th Consultation provide important insight into how Member States are implementing the 1974 Recommendation as well as how they are progressing towards Target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. Target 4.7 concerns Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education, which are closely related to the 1974 Recommendation.

One of the key findings of the report highlights the insufficient teacher training programmes on the Guiding Principles of the 1974 Recommendation. According to the data provided by the 83 participating countries, both pre-service and in-service teacher training programmes on the Guiding Principles are reported as less than sufficient level. Globally, 75% of countries (61 countries) reported that the Guiding Principles are “somewhat reflected” in pre-service teacher training. 

Link to the report: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000266176  

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