Education First!: From Martin Luther to Sustainable Development

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AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Aug 17, 2017 - Education - 202 pages
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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Contents

Prologue
11
1 The clash of education cultures
19
2 An inadvertent pioneer of modernity
33
3 From direst poverty to economic prowess
59
4 On the losing side
89
Two big unknowns
115
6 Nothing but benefits
137
7 Progress or disaster?
161
8 What to do?
183
Acknowledgements
201
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