Education for all by 2015 : will we make it?
Source:EFA global monitoring report ; 2008, UNESCO Publishing; Oxford University Press, Paris; Oxford, p.434 (2007)
Call Number:Cubb L10 .E33 2008
Keywords:Basic education--Periodicals, Education and state--Periodicals, Education--International cooperation--Periodicals, Education--Social aspects--Periodicals, Educational assistance--Periodicals, Fundamental education--Periodicals
This year's EFA Global Monitoring Report marks the midterm point in the international commitment to provide a quality education to all by 2015. It assesses progress towards expanding early childhood learning programmes, achieving free and universal primary education, realizing gender parity and gender equality in education, reducing adult illiteracy and improving education quality. The Report notes some real gains, especially in getting more children into primary school. Many governments have taken measures to reduce the cost of schooling and tackle obstacles to girls' education. But great challenges remain. There are not enough schools, teachers and learning materials. Poverty and disadvantage remain a major barrier for millions of children and youth. Policies exist that address both access and quality, but they require much bolder action, from the earliest age, to reach the most vulnerable groups and dramatically expand literacy programmes for youth and adults. Aid to education must also be stepped up in line with promises donors made in 2000.