Education is key to knowledge that strengthens the perspectives, skills, and abilities of learners

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Education is key to knowledge that strengthens the perspectives, skills, and abilities of learners to participate in different aspects of life, including society, arts, politics, and economics. Knowledge is power to interact, discover, preserve or change various things in life. Children around the world vary in their opportunities to education because of factors including culture, socioeconomic conditions, and policies. Poverty disadvantages education in that it results in difficulties with expenses, poor resources, few transportation opportunities, poor technology, crammed schools, little individual attention and support by teachers and or parents (Frankema 2008). Health problems also affect children’s abilities to take opportunity of…show more content…
Education here is defined as the acquiring of knowledge formally in an academic setting. Measurements focus on primary gross enrollment. Primary education in Latin America includes children of ages 4-14 including elementary and sometimes middle school. Global Trends Countries in Latin America’s overall enrollment rates increased the most, due to the sharp increases in secondary and tertiary enrollment (Wils & Goujon 1998; Frankema; Benavot et al 1988). Primary enrollment rates increased similarly with other developed countries (Wils & Goujon 1998). From 1870-1940, increase in mass education was most prominent in Eastern Europe and Central America, but less evident in South America, the Caribbean, and Middle East/North Africa region (Aaron, et al 1988). Levels of primary enrollment were greater in industrialized, economic based independent countries in contrast to agricultural based, low economic development countries (Aaron, et al 1988). Overall, mass primary education growth was “much more uneven, tentative, and varied” these years compared to the years after 1940s (Aaron, et al 1988). Increase in the school population also contributed to this growth (Aaron, et al. 1988). From 1960-1990, Latin America gained around 20 percentage points from 60 to 80 in primary enrollment in students aged 6-11 (Wils & Goujon 2014). Areas in Arab states, Southern Asia, and Eastern Asia increased 20-40%, reaching 70-80% enrollment

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