What parents want: the role of schools in teaching about the wider world

What parents want: the role of schools in teaching about the wider world

This research report from Think Global highlights findings from a YouGov survey of parents’ attitudes towards their children’s education.

The research indicates a strong demand from parents to ensure topics such as sustainable development, international development and learning about different cultures and communities are part of the taught curriculum.

Parents of school-age children want schools to teach about global issues such as environmental sustainability (84% of parents) and international poverty (73%). Three-quarters want schools to help young people to think globally (71%) and be responsible global citizens (72%).

Combined with existing research about the demand for, and impact of, teaching about global issues, this new research presents compelling arguments to ensure our schools prepare young people to live, work and contribute in a globalised world.

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