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Symposium 2009

Solution for Overcoming Inequality through Education

The Challenge

According to the International Labor Organization, income inequality has increased in about two thirds of countries world since the 1990s. The financial crisis and the accompanying global recession ...

According to the International Labor Organization, income inequality has increased in about two thirds of countries world since the 1990s. The financial crisis and the accompanying global recession are expected to widen the gap further between the rich and the poor.

Bring together efforts from governments, schools, the private sector and civil society to initiate education initiatives and learn from promising education initiatives worldwide.

Reforming education to overcome inequality is not just an issue for government. A well-designed and functional education system is crucial for sustainable economic development and requires efforts from government, schools, the private sector, and civil society.

Learning from promising private initiatives such as the Barefoot College in India and “Teach First” in UK and taking region-specific characteristics into consideration may help to identify the suitable way for different regions to cope with problems of inequality.

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    Target policies at the type of inequality to be tackled to overcome inequality of opportunity, remove obstacles to education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds; to overcome inequality of outcome, increase ...

    Target policies at the type of inequality to be tackled to overcome inequality of opportunity, remove obstacles to education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds; to overcome inequality of outc ...

    Target policies at the type of inequality to be tackled to overcome inequality of opportunity, remove obstacles to education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds; to overcome inequality of outcome, increase incentives to teach and incentives to learn effectively.

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    Use publicly funded grant schemes to provide cheap access to education for the poor, particularly for girls. If financial impediments hinder children from going to school, provide financial aid to ...

    Use publicly funded grant schemes to provide cheap access to education for the poor, particularly for girls. If financial impediments hinder children from going to school, provide financial aid to par ...

    Use publicly funded grant schemes to provide cheap access to education for the poor, particularly for girls. If financial impediments hinder children from going to school, provide financial aid to parents conditional on children’s school attendance. Policies must reflect the fact that girls’ and boys’obstacles to education differ.

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    Promote adult education through adult universities and in the workplace.

    Promote adult education through adult universities and in the workplace.

    Promote adult education through adult universities and in the workplace.

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    Refocus teaching content on encouraging students to learn actively, for example, by running experiments themselves instead of learning only predetermined textbook material, and teach students to be more self-confident and ...

    Refocus teaching content on encouraging students to learn actively, for example, by running experiments themselves instead of learning only predetermined textbook material, and teach students to be mo ...

    Refocus teaching content on encouraging students to learn actively, for example, by running experiments themselves instead of learning only predetermined textbook material, and teach students to be more self-confident and self-critical.

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