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AP European History UN Millenium Development Goals Project

The UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals concluded with the adoption of a global action plan to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by their 2015 target date and the announcement of major new commitments for women's and children's health and oth

Dilip Arumugam

on 29 September 2011

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Transcript of AP European History UN Millenium Development Goals Project

United Nations Millennium Development Goals Goal #2: Achieve Universal Primary Education By Dilip Arumugam Overview Around the World Successes Challenges The Academy for Educational Development (AED) Final Thoughts Target: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling Progress is still inadequate

Education barriers (girls and the disabled)

More teachers and classrooms (sub-Saharan Africa)

Children are still dropping out Millions of children are unable to receive a primary education

In some regions, more boys receive a primary education than girls

Many regions do no have enough teachers and classrooms to meet the demand

A large number of students drop out of primary school before reaching the final grade

Important Factors:

1) Net enrollment ratio of primary education
2) # of pupils who finish their primary education
3) Literacy rate of 15-24 year olds Nigeria Iraq United Kingdom 89% enrollment within the developing world (2008)

Sub-Saharan Africa: 58% to 76% (18% increase)

Southern Asia: 11% increase

Northern Africa: 8% increase

Abolition of primary school fees

Narrowing of gender gap

Investment in teachers and resources

Increased accesibility (mobile schools) Builds and renovates schools

Trains teachers

Encourages female enrollment

Provides materials and resources

Finds new teaching methods

Establishes education programs

Creates more parental involvement

Encourages cooperation between teachers Is this NGO efficient? Why? Net enrollment ratio: 63% (2004)

Primary education is currently managed by the state

The present literacy rate is 72% (estimated)

Help from the federal government

Difficulties and shortcomings Net enrollment ratio: 88.4% (2004)

Experienced serious decline in enrollment and literacy

Help from various programs

New materials and resources

Training and assisting teachers

Reconstruction and rehabilitation of schools Net enrollment ratio: 99.7% (2004)

Approximately 30,000 schools in England and Wales

8.5 million children

Education is provided and enforced by local education authorities

Primary education begins at the age of 5

National Curriculum Children of primary school age out of school, 1999-2008 Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Data Centre, November 2010. Regional distribution of children out of school, 2007 Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Data Centre, November 2010 30.4 million 17.7 million "Life Aboard the Universal Primary Education Ship Can Only Get Better [column]." Africa News Service 25 Jan. 2011. Global Issues In Context. Web. 22 May 2011. "Life Aboard the Universal Primary Education Ship Can Only Get Better" Universal Primary Education (UPE) in Uganda

President Museveni and NRM

Improvement in performance on PLE's

Excellence in rural schools despite the environment

Ministry of Education

Teachers achieving higher levels of education

Teacher to pupil ratio The goal of achieving universal primary education is unlikely to be met

Uneducated generation of people

Long term consequences Which of these factors contributes the most?
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