Education First!: From Martin Luther to Sustainable Development
This scholarly yet highly accessible volume by two renowned experts shows why education is under threat, and what should be done to counter this. The authors mobilise a fascinating array of compelling historical and current evidence which demonstrates the centrality of education to the creation of flourishing societies and show the dire consequences of its neglect. Anyone interested in education and development should read this book. - Professor Ian Goldin, University of Oxford
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1 The clash of education cultures
2 An inadvertent pioneer of modernity
3 From direst poverty to economic prowess
4 On the losing side
Two big unknowns
6 Nothing but benefits
7 Progress or disaster?
8 What to do?
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