- Goal 4/
- Modern Foreign Languages/
- Politics and Society/
INTRODUCTION – Why is this a Global Justice Issue?
Education is important for an individual’s, community’s and nation’s development. Education is a public good, a global common good, a fundamental human right and a basis for guaranteeing the realisation of other rights. However, education needs to be relevant and of good quality and should not be used as a tool to shape a political, economic, corporate or social agenda that goes against the wellbeing and happiness of people and in particular children. Quality education is also a retention issue. Although great gains have been made as regards the numbers getting into school, the numbers staying in school is a different story.