Thursday, August 6, 2015

Schools Around the World

As August moves forward, the images of beach balls and sunglasses that accompany the summer holidays disappear and are replaced by those of school supplies and changing foliage.  The academic year is approaching rather rapidly, and it's intimidating.  But when you think about how many people around the world have limited (or no) access to education, you realize just how lucky you are to have to lug a physics textbook around in your backpack and interpret Shakespeare.  These images of classrooms around the world (from Take Part and The Guardian) are not just visually intriguing but also eye-opening.  All of them show hardworking students and teachers, but the obvious disparities are heartbreaking.


Yemen

school in tajikistan
Tajikistan

finish second graders
Finland 

school rajasthan india
India

classroom in berlin germany
Germany

refugee classroom democratic republic congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  
chilean classroom in school bus
Chile

classroom victoria austrailia
Australia

girls school kabul afghanistan
Afghanistan


Brazil

math class tokyo japan high school
Japan

kingdergarteners on ipads virginia school
United States

Kenya school
Kenya

<3 Frances

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