Category Archives: Sustainable development

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In September 2015, the member states of the United Nations agreed on a new sustainable development agenda with 17 goals to be achieved by 2030.  These Sustainable Development Goals are the collective vision of the international community. They merge the … Continue reading

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The challenge of Target 4.7 in fragile and low-resource contexts

By Margaret Sinclair (Technical Adviser, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict Programme, Education Above All Foundation) and Jean Bernard (Senior Partner, Spectacle Learning Media) Given current challenges of conflict, insecurity and environmental collapse, we must put maximum effort into Sustainable … Continue reading

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How can education help us rethink what we mean by prosperity?

We need to reconceive what it means to prosper. The current prosperity enjoyed by pockets of people across the world has had a devastating impact on our natural environment and left too many people behind. Education is often held up … Continue reading

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What American textbooks say about Vietnam, and about Americans’ attitudes toward war

This blog examines what a country’s textbooks can tell us about their attitude towards war, and in particular how coverage of the Vietnam war has changed over time in American textbooks. It is part of a series of blogs on … Continue reading

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The Current State of Textbooks in Turkey: a denial of minorities

This blog looks at how Turkish textbooks could better incorporate the cultures, lifestyles and histories of ethnic and religious minorities. It is part of a series of blogs on this site published to encourage debates around a new GEM Report … Continue reading

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COP22: Women, climate change and disaster resilience

On Monday during the high-level event on Education Day at COP22 the GEM Report gave a keynote presentation on the important role that education plays in improving environmental knowledge and changing behavior. Yesterday was Gender Day at COP22, showing how important gender equality … Continue reading

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What is the ‘whole school approach’ to environmental education?

We have launched a new poster to coincide with the COP 22 taking place this week in Marrakech Morocco showing exactly what is meant by a ‘whole school approach’ to sustainability. As students spend significant time in the classroom, schools … Continue reading

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