Summary of The Global Learning Crisis – and What to Do About It

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As a child, Amel Karboul benefited when Tunisia invested one-fifth of its budget in education. Now, she’s paying it forward as a member of the Education Commission, an international collaboration to ensure that every child accesses school and learns. These are lofty goals, but Karboul posits that through solutions she outlines in this talk, they’ll be attainable within a single generation. getAbstract recommends this talk to policy makers, administrators and teachers.

About the Speaker

Amel Karboul, PhD, was Tunisia’s first female minister of tourism. She is the author of Coffin Corner.



The world is facing a “learning crisis”: Some 250 million children aren’t in school, and 330 million schoolchildren aren’t learning. The outlook for 2030 is dire if society hesitates to act. Thus, the international Education Commission aims to shift the focus “from schooling to learning.” The process starts with sorting countries by their low, middle or high income level. If every country keeps pace with the “25% fastest improvers” in its income category, then the goal of complete attendance and learning is achievable within a single generation. For instance, Tunisia shouldn’t try to emulate Finland...

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