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Teenage students express concern over global issues

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 27 2020   /  01:53 am
Personal involvement: University students pose for a photograph on the sidelines of joining the 1 million tumblers initiative to reduce single-use plastic waste on Sunrise Beach in Denpasar, Bali, recently.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

Personal involvement: University students pose for a photograph on the sidelines of joining the 1 million tumblers initiative to reduce single-use plastic waste on Sunrise Beach in Denpasar, Bali, recently.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)The world’s social, political and economic problems – including environmental destruction, social conflicts and economic injustice – continue to escalate as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.Among students in Indonesia who belong to Generation Z – people born between 1997 and 2012 – the interest in staying abreast of global issues and the desire to take action to tackle them start young.

A new global perspectives survey report released by Cambridge International, which studied the views of over 11,000 students around the world aged 13 to 19 on global issues, how they learn about them and how the awareness might impact future career choi...