The Globalization of Learning

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Formal schooling has increased dramatically around the world, as shown by this graph:
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Of course, “schooling” is not synonymous with “learning”, and the growth in “learning” has been and remains spatially asymmetric. It is estimated that, of the 650 million primary school-age children worldwide, 130 million (38%) have not learned age-appropriate basics, and fewer still have completed four years of schooling. At the current pace, it will take 126 years for average-scoring students in developing countries to catch up to those in developed countries today.



What can developed countries do to help accelerate reduction of this gap?

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