2012 Brazil ConferenceJohnson Cornell University Emerging Markets InstituteWORLDFUND ▪ 915 Broadway, Suite 1108 New York, ...
Years of Schooling for AdultsSource: Barro and Lee, Educational Attainment Dataset
Educational Attainment of Adults          (1960)                                       (2000)                          (20...
Annual expenditure per student, 2008US$ (‘000’s)Source: OEDC Data Indicators, 2008
Brazil and Latin America lag behind the rest of the world ineducation quality, even relative to GDP per capita
50% of Brazilian 15-year-olds scored at thelowest level, meaning they are functionallyilliterate in today’s information-ag...
70% of Brazil’s high school students are notminimally competent in math. Over half cannotgive any scientific explanation f...
   Only a small fraction of Brazilian students performed at the highest level in    the PISA test for reading and for sci...
Test Scores and GDP Growth  Countries with students that had high test scores in 1960 experienced  greater GDP growth over...
Teachers make the difference100th percentile                                                                              ...
Teacher Impact on Students’ Lives  “Replacing a teacher whose value-added is in the bottom 5% with an average  teacher wou...
Percentage of Jobs Needing a College Degree    28%                        37%                      42%                    ...
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From Knowledge Economy to Human Progress- presentation by Luanne Zurlo, President and Founder of World Fund featured at the 2nd International Conference: Brazil: A pathway into the future from the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Better Brazil

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From Knowledge Economy to Human Progress- presentation by Luanne Zurlo, President and Founder of World Fund

  1. 1. 2012 Brazil ConferenceJohnson Cornell University Emerging Markets InstituteWORLDFUND ▪ 915 Broadway, Suite 1108 New York, NY 10010 ▪ Ph. 212 228 5353 ▪ www.worldfund.org
  2. 2. Years of Schooling for AdultsSource: Barro and Lee, Educational Attainment Dataset
  3. 3. Educational Attainment of Adults (1960) (2000) (2010)% % % No Schooling+Primary Secondary Tertiary Source: Barro and Lee, Educational Attainment Dataset
  4. 4. Annual expenditure per student, 2008US$ (‘000’s)Source: OEDC Data Indicators, 2008
  5. 5. Brazil and Latin America lag behind the rest of the world ineducation quality, even relative to GDP per capita
  6. 6. 50% of Brazilian 15-year-olds scored at thelowest level, meaning they are functionallyilliterate in today’s information-age economy. OECD PISA, 2009
  7. 7. 70% of Brazil’s high school students are notminimally competent in math. Over half cannotgive any scientific explanation for familiarphenomenon. math science OECD PISA, 2009
  8. 8.  Only a small fraction of Brazilian students performed at the highest level in the PISA test for reading and for science and math. 0% of students in Brazil performed at the highest level in science. (Pisa 2009 Results, page 225) reading math science OECD PISA, 2009
  9. 9. Test Scores and GDP Growth Countries with students that had high test scores in 1960 experienced greater GDP growth over the subsequent 40 yearsSource: Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessman, Journal of Economic Literature, 2008
  10. 10. Teachers make the difference100th percentile 90th percentile If two students with equal ability are High-performing assigned to two Two students teacher teachers, with equal students with ability better teachers can get 1 to 1.5 50th percentile grade levels ahead per year. Low-performing 37th percentile teacher 0 percentile 8 years old 11 years old Source: Sanders & Rivers, Cumulative and Residual Effects on Future Student Academic Achievement, 1996. Study conducted in Tennessee, USA.
  11. 11. Teacher Impact on Students’ Lives “Replacing a teacher whose value-added is in the bottom 5% with an average teacher would increase students’ lifetime income by more than US$250K for the average classroom in our sample.” Effects of Teacher Value-Added Effects of Teacher Value-Added on College Attendance on Earnings at Age 28Source: Chetty, Ray. et all. “The Long Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Studennt Outcomes in Adulthood.”National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011.
  12. 12. Percentage of Jobs Needing a College Degree 28% 37% 42% 45% *PROJECTED Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, June 2010

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