Research resoundingly reveals that when girls and women are educated, the income they earn is primarily returned to their families, which in turn helps build stronger families and more stable communities. But can something as simple as a dirty bathroom break that positive cycle?
The more I looked the more I began to notice problems facing higher education - and the more I felt a growing need to do something about it. Below, I've identified what I believe are three big problems facing higher education today and three possible solutions to fix them.
Eleven years ago, at the beginning of my career as a teacher, my students and I were isolated in my classroom. But video networking technologies have transformed the educational experience, literally connecting my classroom to the entire world.
I remember thinking I was immune from obsolescence because I'm a teacher and children will always need teaching and a machine cannot do most of what we do. I still believe that, though I wonder now if I'm not living in a false sense of security.