Young people around the world are deeply concerned about global issues such as climate change and want to learn more about them in school, a study by Cambridge International has revealed. However, almost a third (31%) aren’t getting the opportunity to do so.
More than 11,000 students aged 13 to 19 took part in the exam board’s first-ever ‘Global Perspectives’ survey. They were asked to share their views on global issues, how they learn about them, and how their awareness of these issues might impact their future career choices.
“It is important that students…develop the skills to research, discuss and evaluate the facts”
Environmental issues took centre stage, with students in the US, Spain, India, the UAE, South Africa, China, India, Indonesia, and the UK all expressing concerns about climate change and pollution.
Globally, a quarter (26%) of all the students who responded to the survey said they felt climate change was the biggest issue facing the world today.
Christine Özden, chief executive at Cambridge International said that there are “huge” global challenges ahead in our constantly evolving world.
Read more : Will Nott : The PIE News : 03 March 2020