Gaining the Advantage?

Kaplan-Leiserson, Eva
January 2006
T+D;Jan2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p10
The article discusses the trend of increasing education and workforce in developing countries. It is realized that the lead enjoyed by developed countries in the field of education is decreasing. Developing countries are substantially increasing the number and quality of college education. It increases the accessibility of education in developing countries to a great extent and challenges the advanced position held by developed countries from centuries. The availability of primary and secondary education in developing countries is becoming comparable to advanced countries. If the trend continues then it is predicted that by 2035, the world will enjoy 100 percent literacy. The pace of educational development in the developing world will create a competition and pressure for the developed world as the gap in quality of education is rapidly shrinking. Also, the technological innovations had made it possible to do work from any part of the world and it is believed that in the coming two decades the developing countries would lead in initiating the work.


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