Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries

Daniel A. Wagner (Editor), Nathan M. Castillo (Editor), Suzanne Grant Lewis (Editor)

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Improving learning evidence and outcomes for those most in need in developing countries is at the heart of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG4). This timely volume brings together contributions on current empirical research and analysis of emerging trends that focus on improving the quality of education through better policy and practice, particularly for those who need improved 'learning at the bottom of the pyramid' (LBOP).

This volume brings together academic research experts, government officials and field-based practitioners. National and global experts present multiple broad thematic papers – ranging from the effects of migration and improving teaching to the potential of educational technologies, and better metrics for understanding and financing education. In addition, local experts, practitioners and policymakers describe their own work on LBOP issues being undertaken in Kenya, India, Mexico and Ivory Coast. The contributors argue persuasively that learning equity is a moral imperative, but also one that will have educational, economic and social impacts. They further outline how achieving SDG4 will take renewed and persistent effort by stakeholders to use better measurement tools to promote learning achievement among poor and marginalized children.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOpen Book Publishers
Number of pages490
ISBN (Electronic)9781800642027, 9781800642034
ISBN (Print)9781800642010, 9781800642003
StatePublished - Feb 2022

Publication series

NameLearning at the Bottom of the Pyramid


  • Learning
  • Sustainable Development Goal on Education
  • Learning at the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Quality of education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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