What do we mean by Quality Education?

Back in September 2015, world leaders adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which focuses solely on quality education. Goal 4 seeks to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning—a goal Wellspring’s work is centred around.

According to this goal, a quality education is one that focuses on the whole child— the social, emotional, mental, physical, and cognitive development of each student regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or geographic location. Based on the pillars of providing excellent teaching; utilizing and providing access to developmentally appropriate and effective learning tools; and establishing supportive learning environments, a quality education provides the outcomes needed for individuals, communities, and societies to prosper.1The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Pursuit of Quality Education for All: A Statement of Support from Education International and ASCD

​​For Wellspring, quality education is this and more. Quality education empowers children to be who God created them to be. It places children at the center of their learning and sees them treated with dignity and worth. It sees that each child has God-given potential, and it helps them step into their unique giftings to reach it. Quality education gives every child the opportunity to thrive. It is inclusive, and ensures they every child has the resources, attention, and focus they need to effectively learn. The provision of quality education gives students the space to dream about their future, and the tools to make them come true as a result.

The provision of quality education depends on each member of the education ecosystem playing their unique role—whether a parent helping with homework, a teacher giving a student their one-on-one attention, or a school leader casting vision for their school.

When students access quality education, they’re equipped with the knowledge and character to impact their lives, community and the world.

Other Foundational Pieces

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