Monday, February 16, 2004

Setting Educational Priorities

I have a post up on BonoboLand about skewed educational priorities in the developing world, in which I argue that outside of East Asia, most LDCs devote too many resources to tertiary education at the expense of universal primary schooling, and that the end result of this is that these states produce floods of graduates whose skills go under-utilized, even as economic growth potential is held in check by low levels of basic adult literacy.