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Teachers' readiness for education for sustainable development and global citizenship


Global survey for teachers on education for sustainable development and global citizenship education

Thank you very much for your interest in the global survey on teachers' readiness to teach education for sustainable development and global citizenship.

As a teacher, you play an important role in ensuring that children and young people receive good quality education, which in turn, helps them to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities and the world. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 aims to “ensure that all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development(SDG target 4.7).

PPMI Group are launching this survey on behalf of UNESCO and the global federation of teachers' trade unions EI for teachers around the world who teach primary and/or secondary school learners to hear from you about your experiences, practices, and needs.

Sustainable development covers a broad range of interconnected themes. Four themes are in focus in this study: 
1.Climate change education is learning to understand and address climate change (the global phenomenon of changes in the usual climate, temperature, precipitation and wind of the planet due to human burning of fossil fuels), climate injustice (unequal distribution of climate change effects), global warming, and its harmful effect on biodiversity.

2.Sustainable consumption and production education is learning to understand and promote more sustainable production and consumption patterns and ways of living. Participants learn to develop an understanding of the environmental, social and economic impacts of their production and consumption choices, to translate them into actions in daily life, and to contribute to low carbon, resource efficient, sustainable societies and economies without environmental degradation.
3.Human rights, including gender equality, education  is learning about and for the responsibility of all society members to respect the human rights of all and observe and prevent human rights abuses and violations. It empowers learners to exercise their rights, as well as support and advocate for the rights of others. It also covers promotion of gender equality, where women and men, girls and boys have equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities.
4.Cultural diversity and tolerance education  is learning to understand, appreciate and support the rich diversity of the world’s cultures, forms of expression, world views and ways of being human, through open, positive and peaceful communication that enables the learner to establish positive relationships with people of different national, ethnic, religious, social or cultural backgrounds.

Please note that in the survey, when we refer to sustainable development and global citizenship education, we primarily think of these four themes.

In relation to the issues and themes mentioned above, this questionnaire asks for information about: 
  • Your background
  • Your awareness and motivation
  • Your teaching practice, professional experience and collaboration practices (with colleagues, parents, and students)
  • Your initial teacher training and continuing professional development
  • Resources and support available to you
  • Your views on barriers and enablers
The questionnaire will take about 30 minutes to complete and should be completed by you alone. If needed, you can save your answers and return to the survey later. It is possible that some questions do not perfectly fit your individual context. In these cases, please answer as best as you can.

The survey is anonymous. By participating in this survey, you agree that PPMI will store and process your answers in line with the Privacy Statement which can be found here. The privacy statement is in line with PPMI's Personal Data Protection Policy which can be found here. Enquiries about the use of your personal information may be sent to If you have technical issues with the survey, please contact

We thank you again for your time. Your input is very important to us and will inform policy and practice crucial for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 4.

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