Education Facts

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China has more students than most other countries per class. For lower secondary education, the average is above 50 students in China per classroom. In the United States it's about 23 and in Switzerland and Russia it's below 20.

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For more than ten hours a day, Chinese children study.

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Every day and not just once a day) schools in China practice warm-ups and do a general lineup.

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There is no central heating in many Chinese classrooms, so in winter, both teachers and students leave their overcoats on.

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With 90-100 percent literacy, youth literacy levels in South America and Europe are among the highest. However, among children aged 18 and under the African continent has areas with less than 50 percent literacy.

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Training empowers women to make safe life choices. Women with secondary or higher education in Mali, for example, have an average of 3 children, while those without education have an average of 7

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53 percent of the out-of-school children in the world are girls and 2/3 of the world's illiterate people are women.

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Women with primary education are 13% more likely to recognize that condoms will reduce their risk of HIV/AIDS infection. By supporting healthy sexual activities, education will help minimize the spread of this virus.

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Women who are less educated have an average of 1.7 children over the course of their lifetime, with an average of 2.5 children compared to more educated women.

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Each additional year of education will increase the future income of an individual by an average of 10% in developing low-income countries.

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