Rebecca Winthrop: Education in the Developing World
AIR DATE: February 11, 2011
Rebecca Winthrop has studied education in some of the world's most violent and conflicted hot spots. The former head of education for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has studied how girls and refugees learn in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. Can education cut down on militant extremism? Rebecca Winthrop gives an insider's look at how people learn inside war-torn countries, and what the next steps are for third-world education.
Rebecca Winthrop, Sr Fellow and Dir, Center for Universal Education, the Brookings Institute