WISE Education Prize Winner Ann Cotton OBE Discusses Global Inequality with CMRubinWorld

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Camfed founder Cotton believes education systems must focus on the whole child and not just academic measurement.

In an interview with global education publisher CMRubinWorld, Ann Cotton discusses the various changes in education inequality that have occurred since she began her world-renowned work for African young women 22 years ago. Her advice to newcomers who want to make an impact on global inequality is to “listen very hard and learn a great deal.” On the question of how best to prepare students for a dramatically changing world, Cotton notes that the best schools are always “looking at the wider individual. We have to think about the whole child because one will succeed in many different ways in life and if the education system puts academic measurement as the main way of measuring, then we place children and institutions under enormous strain.”

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CMRubinWorld is an online publishing company which has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century education. The company is respected for publishing a diverse range of innovative ideas that are presented by the founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s thought leaders in education. Our interviews and articles covering the vital issues faced today are intended to be of integral value to parents, students, and educators who are our readers around the world.

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