The SDG 4 – Education 2030 agenda emphasizes equity and inclusion and echoes to the fact that human rights and the right to education have taken on renewed importance in recent years. The global education agenda can be seen, on the one hand, as another steering mechanism to realize the right to education but, on the other hand, the continued focus on national performance might steer education processes and reforms away from the rights of individuals. Many hurdles persist to realize the vision and values behind the right to education, which remains a loosely defined imperative. Within this cluster a particular focus is put on second-chance education, that is, on those youth that either never enrolled or dropped out from formal schooling. One of the great barriers for never-enrollment or drop-out youth is the language of instruction in schools. As a result, NORRAG pays special attention to bilingual education and community schools.
The thematic cluster covers, in particular, the following sub-themes:
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