April 26

This is what the global learning crisis looks like, in real time

By Jenny Anderson

If you want to understand what it’s like to struggle with reading, take a look at the animation below.

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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.

Source: Quartz (link opens in a new window)

education, global development, global education, literacy