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Part 1: Time for School: The Global Education Crisis
Variant Title:Part I: Time for School
Series Title:A Global Roll Call: The Need for Education Worldwide | The Wide Angle Collection: Human Stories, Global Issues
Content:Documentary Film
Available From:Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Media Type:DVD
Release Date:2003
Audience:Professional Development
Middle/Junior High School
High School
Running Time:57 minutes
Physical Description:(Null)
Author:Wide Angle Lens
Resource Library Number:AGDVD 18
Subheading:Elementary Education
Region:East Asia
South Asia


 Over 100 million children worldwide have never spent a day in school. One in four does not complete even five years of basic education. Now, 182 nations have promised to provide access to free and compulsory education for every child in the world—by 2015. To test the reality of that sweeping commitment, this Wide Angle installment profiles children in Japan, Kenya, Benin, Brazil, Romania, Afghanistan, and India who have managed to enroll in the first year of primary school—in most cases despite great odds. Exploring cultural comparisons from viewpoints that are too often overlooked, this program offers an in-depth study of the lives of young people in widely differing circumstances, as each one takes a hopeful first step into an uncertain future.

See Part 2: Back to School—The Ongoing Struggle to Educate the World’s Children at AGDVD 020


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