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Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty

Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Education is linked to the age at which women marry and have children. In sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia, child marriage affects one in eight girls; one in seven gives birth by the age of 17.

 

Providing girls with a quality education also equips them with the confidence to confront people in power and challenge the inequalities that still exist for girls and women worldwide. Consider Mariam Khalique, a teacher in Pakistan who has used education to build her female students’ confidence and to encourage them to stand up for their rights.

 

One of her pupils was the young education activist Malala Yousafzai, whose global advocacy work is proof of the transformative power of quality schooling.

 


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Molly Petersen's comment, May 10, 1:23 PM
I believe it is important for women to have just as good of an education as men because obviously we are half the population and it would greatly increase the standard of living.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 4:30 PM
I totally agree.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 4:30 PM
I totally agree.
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A Polarized Education System - What Does This Mean? | Taking Note

A Polarized Education System - What Does This Mean? | Taking Note | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"Polarization has come to public education, big time. If it persists, at the end of the day we all are going to lose."

John Merrow looks at how polarized education has become in this post. He provides statistics such as (all quoted):

* Half of our kids get no early education;

* 22% of our children live in poverty, and;

* 25% have chronic health conditions like asthma or obesity.

He follows this discussion with seven ways that "we have become polarized about education." A few of the ways include:

* We are polarized about accountability.

* We are polarized about the role of technology.

He then asks that we think about four words (which you will find in his article) and asks that we look at the need to move beyond polarization. This article has made me look more deeply at many issues confronting education. 


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