This thematic report is published in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Ministerial remit to Estyn for 2013-2014. It reports on the progress that primary, secondary and special schools have made in education for sustainable development and global citizenship (ESDGC) since 2006 when Estyn published a baseline report on, ‘Establishing a position statement for Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in Wales’. One purpose of the 2006 report was to inform ESDGC delivery for the next five years.
The judgements in this report are based on evidence gathered from inspections using Estyn’s ‘Supplementary guidance for inspectors on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in schools.’ The supplementary guidance is structured around the seven suggested themes identified by UNESCO as part of the ‘ Decade of Education for Sustainable Development’ and the Welsh Government’s, ‘Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship – A Common Understanding for Schools (2008) to help learners to study a range of ESDGC issues and relate these to key concepts.
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