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Education as a force for social change

EDUCATION AS A FORCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION TO ENGAGE IN SOCIAL CHANGE BEGINS AT A YOUNG AGE. 73% of social change agents were most likely to say they have done something to engage in positive social change because they want to set an example for their children. %08• (ON AVERAGE) Social change agents in Jordan, Brazil, China and Mexico are most likely to agree. of social change agents engage in positive social change because it is how their parents and family raised them to be. Jordan Brazil China Mexico 89% 88% 85% 85% 89% of adults agree that being involved in positive social change as a child or teenager inspires people to be involved in positive social change (ON AVERAGE) as adults. 45%. of social change agents say they were between the ages of 5 and 17 when they first did (ON AVERAGE) something to engage in positive social change. 57% 92% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of adults say when growing of adults agree the best way to get more people involved in positive social change is to up, their parents or guardians sometimes, often or very often did something to engage in positive social change. show them how their actions can make a difference. YOU + ACTION = CHANGE SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES· PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. TOP COUNTRIES THAT AGREE: BRAZIL JORDAN MEXICO 96% 96% 94% 93% (ON AVERAGE) CHINA CANADA GERMANY 94% 93% 93% of adults agree it is important that schools provide opportunities for young people to be involved in positive social change activities. 73%. (ON AVERAGE) EDUCATION & SOCIAL JUSTICE of adults consider education to be one of the most important positive social change topics today. EDUCATION IS TOP TOPIC IN: VS. SOCIAL JUSTICE IN: BRAZIL INDIA MEXICO JORDAN CHINA 89% 86% 81% 82% 76% CANADA U.S. GERMANY 68% 62% 71% Attended High School or SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT Secondary School Attended College or University (ON AVERAGE) Participated in positive social change activities or volunteered 70% 75% while in school. Participated in positive social change activities or volunteered because it was a requirement. 27% 25% Participated in positive social change activities or volunteered because it was 31% 29% part of an activity connected to school that was not required. EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE • ARE KEY TO THE FUTURE OF POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. 88% 83% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of adults agree that if people knew more about a particular of adults agree that the biggest barrier preventing people from issue or cause they would be more involved in positive social change activities. getting involved in positive social change is lack of knowledge. 35% (ON AVERAGE) of adults have educated others about a cause or issue to engage in positive social change in the last six months. Adults in India, INDIA BRAZIL JORDAN MEXICO 48% 47% 43% 39% Brazil, Jordan and Mexico are most likely to have engaged this way. WWW.WALDENU.EDU/IMPACTREPORT SOURCE: WALDEN UNIVERSITY'S 2013 SOCIAL CHANGE IMPACT REPORT, CONDUCTED BY HARRIS INTERACTIVE, APRIL-MAY 2013 Note: Data for each individual country is representative of that country. The "Average Result" is the arithmetic average across the countries. This measure does not account for differences in population size and thus is not representative. Social change agents are those who have ever participated in social change. In each country there is a segment of the population that does not engage in social change. Visit www.WaldenU.edu/2013SCIRmethodology for complete survey methodology.

Education as a force for social change

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Widespread support (93%, on average) exists for schools to provide opportunities for young people to participate in positive social change activities. Many adults participated in positive social chang...

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