Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, students should be able to do the following:

5.1 Understand the importance of investing in people—in their education appropriate to their ability and ambition

5.2 Determine ways in which current education systems neglect or diminish the life chances of many people globally

5.3 Evaluate the contribution of education to improving the lives of individuals, societies, and the world

5.4 Understand the inequalities in global education and the potential reforms that can ameliorate them