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SDGs & me: Quality education

SDGs & me: Quality education
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SDGs & me: Quality education

Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4

The Sustainable Development Goal ‘Quality education’ (SDG 4) aims to ensure access to equitable and quality education throughout all stages of life. It not only focuses on improving formal qualifications but also aims to increase the number of youths and adults with relevant skills for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.

Monitoring SDG 4 in the EU

In the EU context, monitoring SDG 4 focuses on progress made in promoting and increasing basic education, tertiary education, and adult education.

Infographic: SDG4 in the EU: Quality Education

Source dataset: SDG_04_31, SDG_04_10, SDG_04_20, SDG_04_70

Educational Progress in the EU

  1. The participation rate in early childhood education was 92.5% in 2021 and has remained steady since 2017.
  2. The percentage of early school leavers decreased by 0.9 percentage points (pp) in 2022 (9.6%) compared to 2017 (10.5%).
  3. In 2022, 42.0% of individuals aged 25 to 34 had attained tertiary education, marking a 4.4 pp rise from 2017 (37.6%).
  4. The percentage of adults with at least basic digital skills amounted to 53.9% in 2021.

How is your country doing in this regard?

Do you know the share of children in your country that participated in early childhood education? How has the percentage of young people who leave school early evolved since 2002? Or, how many people have completed tertiary education in your country?

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SDGs, Targets, and Indicators Identified in the Article

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 4: Quality Education 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes Participation rate in early childhood education
4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university Percentage of individuals aged 25 to 34 with tertiary education
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship Percentage of adults with at least basic digital skills
4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes Percentage of early school leavers

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

SDG 4: Quality Education

The article specifically addresses SDG 4, which focuses on ensuring access to equitable and quality education through all stages of life. The article discusses the importance of improving formal qualifications, increasing relevant skills for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship, and monitoring progress in promoting and increasing basic education, tertiary education, and adult education.

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

Targets:

– Target 4.1: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

– Target 4.3: By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

– Target 4.4: By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

Indicators:

– Participation rate in early childhood education: The article mentions that the participation rate in early childhood education was 92.5% in 2021.

– Percentage of individuals aged 25 to 34 with tertiary education: The article states that in 2022, 42.0% of individuals aged 25 to 34 had attained tertiary education.

– Percentage of adults with at least basic digital skills: The article mentions that the percentage of adults with at least basic digital skills amounted to 53.9% in 2021.

– Percentage of early school leavers: The article states that the percentage of early school leavers decreased by 0.9 percentage points in 2022 compared with 2017.

These indicators can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets under SDG 4.

4. SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 4: Quality Education 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes Participation rate in early childhood education
4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university Percentage of individuals aged 25 to 34 with tertiary education
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship Percentage of adults with at least basic digital skills
4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes Percentage of early school leavers

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