UNESCO and Brookings highlight ways to chart progress in Global Citizenship Education

07 November 2017

The Brookings Institute, with input from UNESCO, published a guide, which gathers best practices and tools to measure Global Citizenship Education (GCED).

Measuring Global Citizenship Education, a Collection of Practices and Tools, aims to provide guidance for educators, policymakers, NGOs, civil society, and researchers and at the same time help measure progress towards Target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which includes GCED.

The toolkit is the result of the collective efforts of the Global Citizenship Education Working Group, a collegium of 90 organizations and experts co-convened by the Brooking Institutions, UNESCO, and the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative’s Youth Advocacy Group. The working group met at several occasions in Bogota, Paris and Dakar between July 2014 and April 2015.

The working group took as its definition of GCED any educational effort that aims to provide the skills, knowledge, and experiences and to encourage the behaviours, attitudes, and values that allow young persons to be agents of long-term, positive changes in their societies.

The toolkit catalogues 50 profiles of assessment efforts, each describing practices and tools to measure GCED at classroom, local, and national levels. The survey does not represent an exhaustive list but serves as a living document that will grow as the field of GCED itself grows around the world.