Education and Learning Riley dunn

Part 1

The Problems

The right to have an education is a problem our world faces today. Children and people in our world either do not have the resources or money to afford an education. Other problems affecting the lack of education in our world today are discrimination and inequality between genders, violence, and disabilities.

Lack of Financial Resources

"Many emerging countries do not appropriate the financial resources necessary to create schools, provide schooling materials, nor recruit and train teachers. Funds pledged by the international community are generally not sufficient enough to allow countries to establish an education system for all children." Without the funding to education across the world, the chance of learning is close to none.

Inequality Between Genders

In our world today, girls receive less of an education than boys. "They make up more than 54% of the non-schooled population in the world." In many countries, girls do not have a chance at receiving an education and are traditionally just meant to work in the household.

Violence

Many children that live in war-torn areas cannot receive an education because of what happens outside of their homes. Children are often displaced from their homes and families, and schools are destroyed or damaged.

Disabilities

Education is a universal right for children but that right is often denied to children with disabilities. Disability holds children back and a lack of education will hold them back even more.

Part 2

Education Today Around the World

Education around the world is increasing today, especially with the youth around the world. Even though Education seems to be getting better, a large portion of our world is uneducated and/or illiterate. Our world is still far from the desired status of education.

Literacy Rates

Youth Literacy Rates Around the World

"Global youth literacy rates have improved over time from 83.3% (1985-2004) to 89.6% (2005-2010), an increase of 6.3 percentage points."

Adult Literacy Rates Around the World

"The global adult literacy rate, for the population 15 years and older, was 80% for women and 89% for men in 2012. At the national level, around 40% of countries with data had adult literacy rates of 95% or higher."

Even though growth is shown in the amount of people who have become educated or have the necessary skills to read and write, 751 million people still are uneducated. Women are still less privileged and make up two thirds of the 751 million people still uneducated.

20 Most Illiterate Countries

The next 5 countries are: Nepal (57.4%), Bangladesh (57.7%), Timor-Leste (58.3%), Mauritania (58.6%), Togo (60.4%)

Internet Access

Internet is usually something we take for granted based on how much we use it. What most of us may not know is that much of the world gets little to no internet at all. Internet access is a great form of education and is being used more and more each day.

Education Overall

The current situation of education is still in a difficult situation but is on the rise of improvement.

Part 3

Education In Somalia

One of the worst countries in the world in education, a majority of their population is uneducated, but the constant civil conflict and decades of civil war, has effected the possibility of even receiving a chance at education.

Conflict

Decades of having to suffer a never-ending civil war has turned Somalia into one of the least educated countries in the world.

Somalia ranks 209 out of 215 in literacy

Gender Inequality

The gender gap between males and females receiving an education is alarming. He ratio between males and females shows how uneven the society in Somalia really is.

Need For Resources

Somalia is in a terrible financial situation because of the frequent fighting going on.

Without the resources available to provide an education, Somalia remains one of the worst educated countries in the world. To resolve these problems, something good needs to happen that involves peace in the country, and an understanding of the need for education.

Conclusion

Education is a necessary resource our world needs to continue advancing. Without education, our world would take a downward spiral towards an uneducated world where no one can solve the problems needed so that our culture does not come crashing down.

Credits:

Created with images by jurvetson - "African Schoolroom" • DFID - UK Department for International Development - "Getting children back into school" • One Laptop per Child - "Girl_with_xo_classroom_Sierra_Leone" • DFAT photo library - "Students with a disability take part in The Inclusive Education (TIE) pilot program at Ngele'ia Primary School in Nuku'alofa, Tonga." • AfrikaForce - "Kids, school" • DFID - UK Department for International Development - "Children queue for food at a aid distribution centre in Mogadishu, Somalia, August 2011"

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