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IEDP Invited Lecture Series: Abhimanyu Singh (Director UNESCO-Beijing)
Thursday, Sept 26, 2013, 2:00pm-3:30PM
Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall
TITLE: Attaining Education for All: How Do India and China Compare?
ABSTRACT: While much international attention has been paid to the recent rapid rise of China and India in economic terms, there has been relatively little focus on their efforts in the equally critical domain of developing human capabilities through the provision of basic education and adult literacy. China and India both emerged as sovereign nations in the mid-nineteenth century with roughly comparable levels of literacy but have since followed distinctive approaches to education. This talk will examine and compare the progress and identify challenges in these domains within the framework of Education for All (EFA), a global agenda launched at Jomtien in 1990 and reaffirmed in Dakar in 2000.