The objective of basic education is to improve the

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The objective of basic education is to improve the knowledge of the student as well as their skills and attitude for change. Basic education emphasizes on helping every individual learner to become successful reader. Learning at the basic educational level is based on interactive/ collaborative learning approaches which are very useful to a learner.
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Emphasis for basic education is on the use of integrative learning approaches which at the same time are very vital for acquiring knowledge. Basic education ensures that there is teaching of all values in all learning areas and that no core learning value is left out upon completing the syllabus. Basic education focuses on the development of self reliant and patriotic citizens who can generate meaningful ideas that will see the society grows. This is also in line with the development of creative and critical thinking of an individual. According to the International Standard Classification of Education ( ISCED ), basic education comprises primary education, as first stage of basic education, and lower secondary education as second stage. Basic Education often includes also pre-primary education and/or adult literacy programs. Pre-tertiary education, also referred to as basic education and pre-university, is education below the level of tertiary education or post-secondary education to include preschool education through secondary education . It may include, early childhood education , Preschool education , Primary or Elementary education and Secondary education . The following are the benefits of having primary or basic education, Basic education spurs economic growth at home and abroad - Basic education in the developing world is essential to building the stable trading partners that growing U.S. export markets require. Quality education equips people with the knowledge, skills and self-reliance they need to increase income and expand opportunities for employment. No country has achieved rapid economic growth without investing in education and reaching an adult literacy rate of at least 40 percent. Research has found that 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students
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in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills – the equivalent of a 12% drop in world poverty. Basic Education promotes democracy and stability - Improving the educational outcomes of the world’s most vulnerable children is a matter of both national and global security. By 2050, there will be 1.2 billion youth around the world – with nine out of ten living in developing countries. This means that most young people are coming of age in societies that lack basic education and employment opportunities. Education fosters tolerance and understanding, and promotes democratization and stability. An educated citizenry that is capable of making informed decisions, voicing opinions, and holding elected officials responsible is essential for democracy to survive and flourish. Every additional year of formal schooling for males reduces the risk of their becoming involved in conflict by 20%.
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