Measuring progress towards Target 4.7
The International Association for the Evaluation for Educational Achievement (IEA) has launched the 2019 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) to help countries monitor progress toward the implementation of the SDG4-Education 2030 Agenda, and, in particular, target 4.7.
By 2030 the target aims to “ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.”
ICCS is an internationally recognized comparative research programme, which reports on students’ knowledge and understanding of concepts and issues related to civics and citizenship. ICCS collects and analyzes data from the system level, teachers, principals, and students themselves about the organization and content of civic and citizenship education in the curriculum, teacher preparation and experiences, school environment and climate, and home and community support.
As a result of an agreement between UNESCO and IEA, ICCS 2019 has been conceived to build upon the main cycle of ICCS 2016. It will extend the country and thematic coverage of this well-established study, by reporting on indicators of knowledge and understanding, skills, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors relating to Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Countries participating in ICCS 2019 will generate reliable and comparative data, which can inform decision-making and help monitor progress towards the implementation of Target 4.7 of the new global education agenda.
For more information, see the brochure with details on the implementation of ICCS 2019 here.
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