Education

Girl doing schoolwork at home
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new school year has started, and it’s one unlike any we have ever seen before. Many working parents must grapple with the challenges of hybrid or 100% remote learning for their children, while employers must look for creative solutions to support employees who are balancing in-person or remote work with childcare needs. Topics covered support SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).

The new 2030 sustainable development agenda is likely to dominate policy and academic debates at both national and international levels over next 15 years and beyond. It is, therefore, a crucial time to critically reflect how the SDGs are likely to shape - and be shaped by - the wider research community. Each peer-reviewed paper will address the common question of: “how is the SDG agenda influencing scholarly debates in different research areas, and vice-versa?”.

The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Monika Froehler, CEO of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 104-110, ISSN 2214-5745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.05.018.

Contributing to SDGs 4 and 15, this article explores how using games for learning and education can be a viable strategy to advance entomological literacy and support the Global Goals by potentially lowering the barriers to accessibility, inclusion and participation.
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Transport Policy, Volume 95, 2020, Pages 57-67, ISSN 0967-070X

Improved disability training for school bus drivers is needed to advance accessible student transport services. Engaging non-transport stakeholders has produced useful alternatives for accessible student transport services. Explaining the theoretical disability perspectives used in transport research could help to advance inclusive transport, addressing SDGs 4 and 10.
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The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Issue 3, March 2020, Page 183

 

In support of SDG 5, this reflections piece highlights the challenges of eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania. Talha Khan Burki reviews the acclaimed documentary “In the Name of Your Daughter”, which focuses on the efforts of Rhobi Samwelly, a woman who runs a safe house for vulnerable girls at risk of FGM in her community and is working to change cultural attitudes towards this practice.
Advancing SDGs 4 and 5, this article discusses how stereotypical assumptions about boys’ reading skills affect students’ reading outcomes.
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Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, Vol 15, 2019, pages 70-75.

The KiDS project is a new collaboration designed to inform and teach staff, children and parents about diabetes management. Following trials in Brazil and India, the project has increased knowledge about diabetes, reflected through healthier food choices and support for physical activities at school. This supports SDG's 3, 4 and 10.
A systematic review to investigate the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes for people with metabolic syndrome. The results indicate that Health services should consider implementing lifestyle-intervention programs for people with metabolic syndrome to improve outcomes and prevent progression to chronic disease supporting SDGs 3 and 4.
Millions of children globally cannot attend school because they live on less than $1.90 a day. The article explores the relationship between SDGs 1 and 4.

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