Outline of Factors Affecting the Quality of Education
This paper will focus on the factors that affect the quality of education as a global phenomenon. In particular, the paper will strive to understand where the world currently is when it comes to achieving the universal goals of education. There are six fundamental goals that were developed by UNESCO, the world’s premier organization when it comes to global education, science, and cultural progress.
1. Identifying the six fundamental goals pertaining to education development and quality education for all
This section will identify and expound on the key goals developed by UNESCO in order to ensure that every single child in the globe has access to quality education. The goals that will be discussed will include improving literacy levels across the world, provision of universal primary education, enhancing youth and adult learning, improving early childhood care and education, ensuring that there is gender parity in education attainment, and finally enhancing the universal quality of education that can be accessed across the globe. The section will help explain the expectations of UNESCO with each goal that the organization has set for member countries.
2. Identifying where the world currently stands in terms of the education goals set by UNESCO
This section will help analyze where UNESCO member countries are, when it comes to education especially pertaining to the quality of education. The section aims to compare and contrast the quality of education in different member countries of UNESCO. There is a stark difference between the quality of education in the developed and developing countries. It is also a well-known fact that developing countries usually lag behind in all of the other education goals that was set up by UNESCO. Public expenditure on education in developed countries is usually very high compared to public expenditure on education in developing countries. The level of public expenditure on education is critical in determining the level of quality that should be expected from the education system in question. Countries that spend more on education have better quality education systems than countries that do not spend significant amounts on the sector. Noting this importance, this section will analyze certain countries’ public expenditure accounts to determine how much these countries spend on education on an annual basis. The section will then compare the quality of education between countries that spend more than others on their education system.
3. Definition of quality education, its benefits, the challenges, and how to improve on the quality of education across the nations.
This section will provide various definitions that pertain to the quality of education. There are various definitions of the subject matter but two main components seem to be in nearly every definition. These components include the fact that improving a learner’s cognitive ability is the ultimate goal of an education system. The other component is ensuring that every party concerned knows and understands how important education is in promoting the right cultural values and attitudes. Education helps to nurture intellectual, emotional, and cultural development in the members of a society.
The section will also provide an in-depth analysis on the benefits of improving the quality of education across the globe as well as the challenges that face the efforts improve the quality. The benefits include higher incomes, which contribute to greater economic growth as well as giving people the opportunity to make more informed choices that lead to a higher quality of life. The main challenge facing implementation of quality improvement policies is the fact that increase in education opportunities does not necessarily lead to better education for the children. Countries are faced with the dual problem of increasing education access while at the same time maintaining the highest standards of education.