9 out of 10 young adults feel their generation has a responsibility to better the world; yet, they don’t feel prepared enough for it

On the occasion of the International Day of Education, WISE has released an extensive study on the views of young people. 9,500 young people in 20 countries across the globe were interviewed online in order to understand how they perceive their education and how prepared and confident they feel in their future.

Three major trends from the survey stand out:

1. Young people believe their generation has a responsibility to better the planet, yet only half feel ready to better the world around them. They don’t necessary expect schools to make them more active and well-rounded citizens, but rather to be ready for the future on a personal level.

2. Young people value education and express an overall satisfaction with the education they’ve received. They trust the educational system and their teachers in their ability to provide them with useful skills and knowledge. However, they also expect more diversity in their learning experiences and they would like schooling to give more space to new technologies and creativity, curiosity or collaboration.

3. A major area for improvement in schools, according to the youth, is the need for equal opportunities for all, especially between boys and girls

Source: WISE  Global Education Barometer

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