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How Education Can Change The World

An overview of challenges facing the education system worldwide and new education tools and technologies. Improvements in education globally has the potential to change the world significantly during our lifetimes.

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How Education Can Change The World

  1. 1. Picture: http://quincypublicschools.com Ammar Sabzwari www.linkedin.com/in/ammarsabzwari How Education Can Change the World
  2. 2. The opinions expressed in this presentation are my own and do not represent the view of others in any way Deck Design: Ammar SabzwariPicture: Salara, www.commonlegalquestions.com
  3. 3. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. -John Dewey Photo: Jeff Pioquinto (Flickr)
  4. 4. The importance of getting an education was instilled at an early age. I have never lost sight of how almost every major decision my parents made was directly related to giving me a good education. 4Photo: Ammar Sabzwari
  5. 5. New models for education are creating exciting opportunities Photo: http://www.sociallyvisual.com/blog/instagram-marketing/)
  6. 6. Many learning choices exist depending on your needs
  7. 7. New tools are changing learning, but basic education is still is out of reach for many 7 Photo: Bill Morrow (Flickr bill85704)
  8. 8. Photo: Flickr (Free Grunge Textures) Big challenges remain in educating the world
  9. 9. The UN has recognized major barriers to school enrollment and completion globally Photo: Flickr (Naosuk ii), UN LINK: http://globaleducationfirst.org/priorities.html
  10. 10. 1) Unaffordable Costs: Poverty is a high barrier to education Photo: Flickr (geezaweezer)
  11. 11. 2) A shortage of classrooms Photo: Flickr (frankdouwes)
  12. 12. 3) Humanitarian emergencies Photo: Flickr (dayblakelydonaldson)
  13. 13. 4) Gender discrimination Photo: Flickr (Asia Development Bank)
  14. 14. #4) Gender Discrimination UN LINK: http://globaleducationfirst.org/priorities.html Close to two thirds (almost 500 million) of the world’s illiterate adults are women
  15. 15. 5) Child labour Photo: Flickr (Asia Development Bank), UN link: http://data.unicef.org/child-protection/child-labour Almost 150 million children globally engage in child labour
  16. 16. 6) A shortage of qualified teachers Photo: Flickr (Unicef Ethiopia)
  17. 17. 7) A lack of learning materials Photo: Flickr (ToGa Wanderings)
  18. 18. 8) A weak foundation for early learning Photo: Flickr (frankdouwes) Globally, primary schools focus more attention on later grades to prepare students for high-stakes exams A foundation for later success depends on strong support early on Photo: Flickr (Xalikot), Link: http://globaleducationfirst.org/219.htm
  19. 19. 9) Challenging family environments Photo: Flickr (overgraeme)
  20. 20. 10) A mismatch between skills and today’s economy Photo: Flickr (Symo0) Not all education systems are ready for the knowledge- based economy
  21. 21. 11) Language barriers Almost 221 million children are being taught in a language other than their mother tongue Photo: Flickr (ToGa Wanderings), Link: http://globaleducationfirst.org/219.htm
  22. 22. 12) Hunger and poor nutrition Photo: Flickr (Steve Levi -stëve- )
  23. 23. #4) Gender Discrimination UN LINK: http://globaleducationfirst.org/priorities.html Evidence from Latin America has found that being stunted by poor nutrition at age 6 was equivalent to losing four grades of schooling
  24. 24. 13) Ineffective evaluation methods Photo: Flickr (Xavi)
  25. 25. Education in advanced economies is also facing challenges Photo: Flickr (bsabarnoil)
  26. 26. Crowded classrooms Photo: Christopher Sessums (Flickr)
  27. 27. Source: www.robfreeman.com/home/cost-of-education-coming-to-our-senses-slowly-one-by-one, New York Times Escalating costs of education US Figures
  28. 28. Source: http://marketculture.files.wordpress.com The pace of change means what you learn in school may not match what you need at work
  29. 29. The future education system is being designed now Photo: http://rossieronline.usc.edu/visions-of-the-future-classroom/
  30. 30. Source: www.nasa.gov Your classmates and classroom could be anywhere
  31. 31. New models of education are changing everything
  32. 32. Education is in the palm of your hand Photo: Flickr (Kārlis Dambrāns)
  33. 33. Technology investments are changing global education Photo: http://afritorial.com/ischool/
  34. 34. Source: http://wearesocial.sg/blog/2015/01/digital-social-mobile-2015/ Global internet penetration in 2015
  35. 35. Sources: http://www.statista.com/chart/1517/worldwide-mobile-phone-users/, Mashable, eMarketer 5 billion people will use mobile phones by 2017
  36. 36. #4) Gender Discrimination As mobile access increases globally, access to new education tools will as well
  37. 37. Why does educating the world matter? Photo: NASA, JPL
  38. 38. Picture: Flickr (DFID), Source: Kaestner 1997; Lleras-Muney 2005; Lochner and Moretti 2004 Education can reduce poverty and gender inequality
  39. 39. Picture: Flickr (Unicef Ethiopia), Source: Kaestner 1997; Lleras-Muney 2005; Lochner and Moretti 2004 Education can improve health outcomes and lower mortality
  40. 40. Source: Education Counts (EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO, 2011)
  41. 41. Picture: Flickr (Gates Foundation), Source: Kaestner 1997; Lleras-Muney 2005; Lochner and Moretti 2004 A strong link exists between education and income level
  42. 42. Picture: Flickr (Photomatt28) You can make an impact
  43. 43. Support teachers and students Photo: Flickr (ilmicrofono.oggiono)
  44. 44. Translate learning tools into new languages Picture: Ammar Sabzwari
  45. 45. Consider becoming a mentor Picture: Flickr (bujiie)
  46. 46. Teach something that you are passionate about Picture: Flickr (arch190)
  47. 47. Share your passion with the world and listen back Picture: Flickr (Gramicidin)
  48. 48. Picture: Flickr (Khasar Sandag/World Bank) Education leaves a lasting legacy
  49. 49. Educate the world. Change it.
  50. 50. Author: Ammar Sabzwari www.linkedin.com/in/ammarsabzwari

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An overview of challenges facing the education system worldwide and new education tools and technologies. Improvements in education globally has the potential to change the world significantly during our lifetimes.

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