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Quality Education for the World We Want

Global Education First Initiative The UN Secretary-General's Global Initiative on Education QUALITY EDUCATION ПТ for the World We Want SCHOOL Access to education is not the whole story Thanks to efforts by the global community to ensure that all children are educated, more children are going to school than ever before. In 2011, of 41 countries surveyed... But we must ensure children are actually learning. After After 58* 4 or less in school 1 in 4 children 5-6| in school 1 in 3 children of primary school age are still denied the right to education YEARS YEARS MILLION CHILDREN Are unable to read all or part of a sentence 175 40% of young 250 people in sub-Saharan Africa are unable to read MILLION young people are unable to read. MILLION CHILDREN 25% are unable to read, write or count, whether they have been to school or not of young people in low and middle income countries cannot read 61% of young people who cannot read are female Quality education is powerful Reduces Changes attitudes to empower women Fosters economic Improves health poverty prosperity If a country's population is educated an extra year on average, its annual per capita GDP growth gets a 25% boost, from 2% to 2.5% If all women had primary For every year at school, earnings increase by 10% If all girls had secondary education, child marriage would fall by 64% education, we could avert almost 1 million child deaths. Universal basic reading If all women had secondary skills would reduce world education, we could avert 3 million child deaths, poverty by 12% halving child mortality. What prevents quality education? 1) Teacher gap 2) Lack of infrastructure How many pupils per teacher? Access to learning materials and facilities: 1 in 6* 1 in 10* TEXTBOOKS CLASSROOMS countries have between countries have between 40-80 30-70 PUPILS JUL A LABORATORIES PUPILS STATIONERY per teacher per teacher PRIMARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE EQUIPMENT NOTEBOOKS Yet 75% of teachers in 1/3 of countries aren't trained according to national standards* *in countries with data Access to safe water and adequate sanitation: • 1/3 of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have severe sanitation shortages Diversity: • In these countries, more than 50% of all schools have no toilets The countries with Minority groups the lowest gender and languages are underrepre- sented • Where there are toilets, as many as 2/3 may be mixed-sex parity also have the fewest female • Inadequate facilities cause health problems and push girls out of school teachers How do we achieve quality education? Transform classrooms into Train, equip, value and support quality teachers 4 collaborative, community- supported settings Improve data collection and assessments, set the right policy priorities, and adapt teaching and learning practices Provide sufficient, engaging and relevant learning materials, with particular attention to local languages 2 Increase global investment in education through both domestic expenditures and international | funding Create curricula that reflect transformative education for an equitable, just and sustainable world REFERENCES: Education For All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 66 School and Teaching Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa: Analysis of the 2011 UIS Regional Data Collection on Education (UNESCO) 99 The Human Right to Water and Sanitation Brief (UN) 2014 GEM Final Statement: The Muscat Agreement DOC

Quality Education for the World We Want

shared by stedas on Oct 20
We want to explain why receiving a quality education is so important; i.e. it's vital that all children are in school, but we need to make sure that they are actually learning. An estimated 250 millio...




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