Rethinking Education Mexico launch
In light of the Education 2030 Agenda, encapsulated in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Goal 4), the UNESCO Mexico Office and the Ministry of Education of Mexico are hosting a national launch on UNESCO’s “Rethinking Education: towards a global common good”. Key speakers include: Nuria Sanz, Director of Mexico's UNESCO Office, Sylvia Schmelkes, President of the National Institute for the Evaluation of Education in Mexico, Otto Granados Roldan, vice-minister for Educational Planning, Mexico.
“Rethinking Education” is a normative reference to help contextualize the Education 2030 goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030.
The publication is a call for policy dialogue on the principles that govern education in the current context of change, complexity and uncertainty. It is also a call for public debate on the purpose and organization of education as a collective endeavour and responsibility. As points out the co-chair of the Senior Experts’ Group Professor John Morgan, “this is a short book on a big topic”.
“There is no more powerful transformative force than education – to promote human rights and dignity, to eradicate poverty and deepen sustainability, to build a better future for all... This is why we must think big again and re-vision education in a changing world. For this, we need debate and dialogue across the board, and that is the goal of this publication – to be both aspirational and inspirational, to speak to new times”, states UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova.