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Quality Education as a Sustainable Development Goal in the Context of 2030 Agenda: Bibliometric Approach

Erika González García (), Ernesto Colomo Magaña () and Andrea Cívico Ariza ()
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Erika González García: Department of Pedagogy, University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
Ernesto Colomo Magaña: Department of Theory and History of Education, University of Málaga, 29010 Málaga, Spain
Andrea Cívico Ariza: Education area, International University of Valencia, 46002 Valencia, Spain

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 15, 1-18

Abstract: Quality education is understood as one of the most powerful and proven drivers for ensuring sustainable development, which can be applied in various educational contexts, formal and non-formal, and which can generate multiple benefits for the general public. Given its relevance, this article presents a bibliometric approach of the scientific production generated around Sustainable Development Goal (SPG) 4 that seeks to “Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning” as a priority objective of 2030 Agenda. To develop this research, a literature search was conducted in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. The final sample was 240 publications. The data were analyzed around ten variables: year of publication, type of document, area of indexation, periodical publications, most productive authors, institutions, countries, languages, most cited articles, and key words. The findings of this study indicate that quality education, within the Sustainable Development Goals, is gaining relevance, with 2019 being the year with the highest scientific production. This is a growing theme that is transmitted mainly through articles and papers in English, and there are no institutions, research groups or authors with a broad scientific background and production. The conclusion is that this bibliometric approach is important and necessary to know the reality of scientific production on this subject and to be able to make proposals and lines of research for its development.

Keywords: quality education; Sustainable Development Goals; 2030 Agenda; bibliometric study; scientific production (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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