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More Than One Half of Children and Adolescents Are Not Learning Worldwide

This paper presents the first estimates for a key target of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which requires primary and secondary education that  lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes. By developing a new methodology and database, the UIS has produced a global snapshot of the learning situation facing children and adolescents who are in school and out.  The data show the critical need to improve the quality of education while expanding access to ensure that no one is left behind. The paper also discusses the importance of benchmarking and the concept of minimum proficiency levels.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Access to education
  • Education and training
  • SDG4 Quality Education
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Author (corporate) UNESCO
Publisher UNESCO
Publication date 2017
Pagination 25
Keywords primary education,secondary education,literacy
Date uploaded March 27, 2018, 15:40 (UTC)
Date modified April 17, 2018, 11:24 (UTC)