The Barriers that Prevent People from Receiving Primary Education in Different Parts of the World: Universal Factors Applied to Primary Schools in Michigan

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THE BARRIERS THAT PREVENT PEOPLE FROM RECEIVING PRIMARY EDUCATION IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD: UNIVERSAL FACTORS APPLIED TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN MICHIGAN
By Chinemelu Okafor, Cody Chipman, Jordy Lin Tin, Linh Vu, Mayumi Kimura Meguro, Rafaela Marocci Lima Pimenta, Shair Malik

Abstract:

In the spirit of the second United Nations Millennium Development Goal, Achieve Universal Primary Education, our goal was to find universal factors that promote or prevent a good education all over the world and by visiting schools in the Ann Arbor area. Brazil relies on financial incentive and consideration of social factors to improve education. Sweden has a strong educational system because of cultural importance placed on education and policies such as the Swedish Education Act of 2011 and appropriate GDP funding is designated to education. In recent years, China has worked towards unification of primary schools to increase proper distribution of resources and funding, which has led to a significant increase in primary-school enrollment rate. We visited Mitchell and Bach Elementary Schools in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the action part of our project. During our visits, we were each assigned to help a group of students with class work. In our observations, we realized that Mitchell Elementary School had fewer learning resources for its students, perhaps because of the lack of financial support from the government. Despite good quality of teaching in both schools, Mitchell had a higher teacherstudent ratio, which could hamper students’ learning due to the lack of attention. For time and budget reasons, we were only able to visit two schools. Based on our evaluations, we identified this and low learning resources as factors that can prevent a good education. However, due to the small sample size, these should not be considered the only factors

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