The Aga Khan Foundation is supporting the "Global Compact on Learning: Taking Action on Education in Developing Countries". From the event extract: "Children and youth all around the world are facing a serious learning crisis. Beyond the 67 million children who are not attending primary school in low-income countries, there are countless children who are going through five years of education without learning basic reading, writing and math skills. While there has been remarkable progress in getting more children into school during the past decade, much remains to be done to ensure that all children and youth can attain a quality education. Evidence shows that targeted attention to three priorities – early childhood development, literacy and numeracy in lower primary school and relevant learning for youth in post-primary school – could jumpstart global education development so that all children are prepared to lead safe, healthy and productive lives."
For more information, please see Brookings: http://www.brookings.edu/events/2011/0615_education_compact.aspx
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