Educational Disparities Globally: an Analysis on Gender, Socioeconomic Status and Location

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Educational Disparities Globally: An Analysis on Gender, Socioeconomic Status and Location
by Alexjandria E., Esohe O., Kyle L. , George F. , Peiyu Y, Saanya S., Tishanna T.

Abstract:

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs) were created to help alleviate some of the greatest sufferings across the world. UN MDG 2 aims to achieve universal primary education, as it is recognized that educational shortcomings are an underlying problem for several of the other MDGs. Befitting this new millennium goal is the use of modern internet resources by the UN to help spread the message and any progress made. Thus, we as a group thought it would also be appropriate to continue this thread and utilize one of the most efficient platforms available: social media. We created a Tumblr page to help raise awareness for UN MDG 2, and measured the effectiveness of our intervention based on the number of notes our page received. Using this measurement, our intervention was not very effective, as note count was low. We analyzed several possible explanations for this result, and proposed some additional steps that can be taken to rectify this in the future. In addition, we included a literature review of the state of primary education across the globe and highlighted some common obstacles and interventions related to what we found.

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