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Advancing Global Education (Patterns of Potential Human Progress) Paperback – July 15, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1594517563 ISBN-10: 1594517568

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A beautiful blend of data presentation and analysis for planning educational growth and its potential consequences. --Henry M. Levin, William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University and Past-President of the Comparative and International Education Society

This look at the future the potential for human progress based on a massive collection of data and a rigorous projections model produces instructive scenarios of both likely and ideal trends in population, education finance, and education outcomes, including attainment and gender equity. This study can serve as a valuable guide for planning and policymaking in order to enhance the benefits and avoid pitfalls of anticipated trends. The study makes a strong case that investment in education today will return positive economic and social benefits tomorrow. --Annababette Wils and George M. Ingram, Education Policy and Data Center, Academy for Educational Development

This volume presents an insightful, in-depth analysis of the outlook for global education and the implications of a more highly educated population on society. This provocative text is a must read for policymakers around the world. --Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadership Academy

About the Author

Janet R. Dickson is a Research Associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies. She has focused for many years on education research, analysis, and planning in a university setting, and has a particular interest in women’s education and advancement.

Barry B. Hughes is John Evans Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver. He initiated and leads the development of the International Futures forecasting system and is the Series Editor for the Patterns of Potential Human Progress series.

Mohammod T. Irfan is Post-Doctoral Research Associate of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. His research focus is on long-term computer simulation of education systems around the world.

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