POSTED November 16, 2021
UNESCO: we need to implement a new social contract for education
UNESCO proposes a new plan for education as challenges for achieving a sustainable future continue to grow
The idea of transforming education to create a sustainable future highlights UNESCO’s report, Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education. As the world continues to face increasing challenges and inequalities — consider the COVID-19 pandemic — the report notes there’s still time for leaders, community members and global institutions to change course and repair injustices.
“Any new social contract must build on the broad principles that underpin human rights — inclusion and equity, cooperation and solidarity as well as collective responsibility and interconnectedness,” reads the UNESCO report.
It highlights a new “social contract” that should be guided by two principals:
- the right to quality education throughout life
- strengthening education as a public common good
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