This is what the global learning crisis looks like, in real time
Thursday, April 26, 2018
By Jenny Anderson
If you want to understand what it’s like to struggle with reading, take a look at the animation below.
It’s a striking image that communicates the seriousness of the global learning crisis. Luis Crouch, chief technical officer for the international development group at RTI, a research-based nonprofit, is part of a team that helped develop reading assessments that are widely used in the developing world. He created this slide to show the average difference in reading fluency between the poorest 40% of children in the world and kids in the OECD (which is made up of rich countries).
Photo courtesy of kellsbells27.