Monday
July 17
2017

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are backing a controversial education program in East Africa

“Personalized learning” is one of the trendiest educational theories in Silicon Valley right now.

It involves each student learning at his or her own pace, generally through the aid of technology, and it’s beloved by tech billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

But both Gates and Zuckerberg, in addition to other big names in Silicon Valley, also back an education model that is taking the opposite approach: pursuing learning gains with curricula standardized to each particular country.

Source: Business Insider (link opens in a new window)

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Education, Investing
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bridge Academies, charter schools, education, global development, Mark Zuckerberg