The Education Crisis: Being in School Is Not the Same as Learning

Reducing poverty and improving equity
Posted Jan 31, 2019 | The World Bank

The evidence suggests that the world is facing a learning crisis which is, at its core, a teaching crisis. For students to learn, they need good teachers but many education systems pay little attention to what teachers know, and how they perform. The World Bank suggest in this report that while countries have significantly increased access to education, being in school does not equate to learning. The productivity of 56 percent of the world’s children is less than half of what it could be if they enjoyed good education and health. The World Bank is therefore launching a global platform “Successful Teachers, Successful Students” to make teaching a respectable and attractive profession with effective personnel policies; ensure that teachers are equipped with the right skills and knowledge before entering the classroom; and support them throughout their careers.


http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/immersive-story/2019/01/22/pass-or-fail-how-can-the-world-do-its-homework

 

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