November 26 Education

November 26 Education - November 26, 2007 Education The...

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November 26, 2007 Education The Good News Educational attainment and literacy are growing in the third world Seems to be a general link between GNP and education, however, it could be reverse causal (i.e.: education rates increase because the country is better off financially) Most third world countries focused strongly on education right before and after independence, seeing it as the way to get ahead and develop Provided a sense of nation and a common language of solidarity The Bad News…Illiteracy Rates Mali= 81% Burkina Faso= 78.2% Ghana= 75% Niger= 71.3% Guinea= 70.5% A much smaller percentage of females are literate compared to males More Bad News…Total School Enrollment Niger= 21% Djibouti= 24% Pakistan= 38% Sudan= 37% Cambodia= 60% Formal Schooling vs. Education What’s the difference? Education: the totality of life experience Schooling: learning in the formal classroom setting Formal schooling is seen as the most important step toward modernization. Is it?
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 270 taught by Professor Barra during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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