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Looking globally: the future of education
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The nine quotations

Here are the quotations from Activity 1 with full attributions.

Human capital model

‘Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.’ – Julia Gillard.

(Sydney Morning Herald, 2011)

‘The accumulation of cultural capital – the acquisition of knowledge – is the key to social mobility.’ – Michael Gove.

(Walker, 2013)

‘It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.’ – President William J. Clinton.

(New York Times, 2012)

Rights-based model

‘Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.’ – Kofi Annan.

(United Nations, 1997)

‘In schools giving students a full education, not to create great artists but about the right to have full expression and imagination and creativity, along with an acknowledgement that everybody learns differently. You try and you fail and you try again. All those skills are useful in the workplace, too.’ – Damian Woetzel.

(Whitman, 2014)

‘I don’t know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.’ – Malala Yousafzai.

(Meikle, 2013)

Capabilities model

‘Education enables the humans to achieve their fullest mental and physical potential in both personal and social life.’ – Abhijit Naskar.

(Naskar, 2016, p143)

‘The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

(King, 1947)

‘The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.’ – Jean Piaget.

(Hanley-Maxwell, and Collet-Klingenberg, 2011)