In low and middle income countries, poorer and marginalized people often find themselves excluded from programs aimed at raising education levels. The U.S. provides aid to countries in a wide range of areas, but only 4% of that money involves education initiatives, which may disappear if the Trump administration goes through with proposed foreign aid spending cuts. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, is looking at different ways to tackle educational inequalities. Host Dan Loney speaks with Suzanne Grant Lewis, Director of the International Institute for Educational Planning for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and Dan Wagner, Chair in Literacy and Learning at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, to discuss what kind of goals and strategies UNESCO are considering on Knowledge at Wharton.
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