Global education monitoring

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Global citizenship, Sustainable development, Student attitudes, Reading skills, Peer relationship, Parent attitudes, Large scale assessment, Primary school students


This report, published by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre, discusses how students’ attitudes towards global issues are now crucial more than ever to build a sustainable world for future generations. The first section describes why students’ attitudes towards school and learning are important and how they are linked to the Educational Prosperity Framework (Willms & Tramonte, 2015). The second section highlights the literature about the key factors which can influence students’ attitudes towards school and learning and how they are related to students’ attitudes towards sustainable development. The third section discusses the methods used for analysing the relationships between these different factors and outcomes, using data from the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) program in 2019. It also explains the rationale for the selection of the key variables. The fourth section presents the main results. The fifth section concludes with some key observations that support the goal of raising the awareness of future generations of their ecological footprints and to strive for a sustainable world.

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Melbourne, Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research




Geographic Subject

Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam


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