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For many years, countries have continuously been competing against one another to be greater and more powerful than the rest, whether it be in profits, aiding countries in need, and as of recently a growing significance in education and technology. The more the competition goes on, the larger the gap between developed and developing countries becomes, due to the humanesque survival of the fittest attitude. No matter how much countries claim that they help other countries and try to better everyone, research and statistics alone show just how unfair and unequal the spread of education and technology has become. One of the main reasons that developing countries are not as advanced as developed countries is due to what the country chooses to …show more content…
If a country has more educational opportunity, they have more technology to help advance their education even more, while developing countries don 't have the base education to start off and make the technology, which means they have no help to advance the education as much as they need to. With this being said, should the world be more concerned about the growing gap between developed and developing countries? One of the main differences in education between in developed and developing countries is simply education is more accessible and also prioritized in developed countries while in developing countries it has much less value or is just too expensive for people in the already impoverished countries to pay for.In some countries an education is something known only to the rich. In more developed countries, such as Japan, education is mandatory for all children, whether it be homeschool, private school, or public schooling. Although in developing countries schools do exist, whether they are public or private, there is still the problem of cost that affects them. Yes, public school is free to enroll in, but what is not free is textbooks, uniforms, and everything else within the school. And instead of the poorer families spending that extra money on schooling, they invest it into their small businesses or …show more content…
As Steven Wheeler, Assos. Profess. at the University of Plymouth, said, “ Learning changes. And learning stays the same.” Technology advancement has stemmed from the innovation of concepts and previous technology to become something better and more effective than what was before it. The reason that technology has been able to advance is due to the advances in education an application of that education in the countries that are doing best. The reason that Asian and European countries such as Japan and Finland are among the most technologically advanced countries is directly correlated to the rigor and effort that is put upon education and furthering the education beyond basic education. In the United States for example, Educational Leadership has calculated that there is an estimated $56 billion dollars to be spent on technology, not education as a whole, but only the technology to use within education. That amounts to about $400 per student per year. In developing countries, such as Ghana, there was only a 8.14% of the total GDP that was used on education, and the entire GDP in 2013 was 48.14 billion (World Bank), which that in itself is less than the United States spends on the technological education alone. This shows that there is a direct correlation between how much is spent on technology and education and how much it advances the education and technology. Yet

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