Learning-disabled college students Uneducated school leavers
The nature and level of basic education achieved in a society reflects the frequently inadequate official and unofficial level of learning provided for and required of its members. Inadequate formal education is experienced at most levels and in most societies, resulting in uncertainty and student unrest. Public schooling is often past-orientated and abstract, with over-emphasis on individual attitudes. Student-teacher ratios are generally too high, often 50-1 or even 100-1, and classroom equipment is lacking. Awareness of the necessity of understanding new global developments and of relating such understanding to the individual's situation, while lacking the means to achieve these goals, generates cynicism.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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