This collection of essays and case studies considers the importance of meeting the education MDG as part of worldwide poverty reduction.
Contents: I. Education for the end of poverty -- 1. Education, poverty and the millennium development goals / Matthew Clarke and Simon Feeny -- II. Understanding education and poverty -- 2. Education and the end of poverty: three ways forward / John Fien and Phillip Hughes -- 3. Global education, values and the end of poverty / Lindsay Rae -- 4. Embedding formal education within the contexts of non-formal education for lifelong learning and sustainable development / Jose Roberto Guevara -- 5. Education and social exclusion / Elaine Furniss -- III. Case studies -- 6. Millennium development goals and Timor Leste / Greg Carroll and Glenda Kupczyk-Romanczuk -- 7. Addressing the educational needs of urban information sector workers: the case of Colombo, Sri Lanka / Fikreth Shuaib -- 8. The Community Learning Action Project (CLAP): a Bangladeshi model for change / Kate Ramsay -- 9. Basic education in Indonesia: the Learning Assistance Program for Islamic Schools (LAPIS) / Robert Kingham.