Kenya: Working to break the poverty-education cycle.

Julie Lindsay, Cognitive Edge, Mar 26, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Related to the NVCER study is this post on the impact of poverty on early childhood education. From the he UNESCO Education For All Report: "Wealth affects whether primary school children learn the basics... poverty holds back learning in secondary school.... (the) poorest girls face the largest barriers to learning."  Why? "A child whose parents are working means the child is fed, they are literate, they are able to follow up on their child’s education and learning." Even things like basic nutritional differences between rich and poor students impact learning outcomes.

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