The Mutualistic Relationship Between Education and Development
Organizations like the UN funnel money into education initiatives that stress education for all. This is a focus because in the long run, it’s ideal for all countries to be developed, and this can’t happen without education. And while it’s important that money be given to anti-disease and poverty organizations, in the long run, improving the education systems will alleviate these problems as well. So when government run organizations do this sort of thing, they have people’s best interests in mine, but also their own fiscal goals.
Parents and cultural/religious leaders are amongst other drivers of education. Parents have much of a say in what their children learn; in fact they teach them certain things themselves in terms of what’s called the “hidden curriculum.” The hidden curriculum is information not explicitly taught but that all kids learn simply through observation or conditioning, such as not to talk out of turn or to be polite, and parents have a significant contribution to this aspect of education. And it can be