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  1. The Importance of Education

  2. What does education mean to you? • In Pairs • In one sentence, try to explain what education means to you.

  3. The Importance of Education Malala is an education activist. Campaigning for education for all. The Making of Malala: http://vimeo.com/76367802 UN speech: http://vimeo.com/70249145

  4. The Importance of Education In Groups • Complete one sheet of the “importance of education” worksheet • Read the quotes discuss and make notes how they highlight the importance of education • Explain what you think they mean

  5. The Importance of Education “I don't want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.” Malala Yousafzai — Schoolgirl and education activist

  6. The Importance of Education • “Always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, are more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” • Maya Angelou — African-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer

  7. The Importance of Education • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” • Nelson Mandela — Revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa

  8. The Importance of Education • “For every 1% increase in the proportion of women in secondary education, a countries annual per capita income growth rate increased by 0.3%” • The World Bank - United Nations international financial institution

  9. The Importance of Education • “The power of education to transform lives is universal. When you ask parents what they want for their children -- even in war zones and disaster areas -- they seek the same thing first: education. “ • Ban Ki-moon — Eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations

  10. The Importance of Education • "Seek knowledge even if it is far as China." • The Quran — The central religious text of Islam

  11. The Importance of Education • “Countries can’t develop if young women are not given the kind of education they need.“ • Barack Obama — 44th President of the USA

  12. The Importance of Education • “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” • Socrates — Greek philosopher and founder of western philosophy

  13. The Importance of Education • “ Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.“ • Confucius — Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher

  14. The Importance of Education • “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. “ • Malcom X — Muslim minister and human rights activist

  15. The Importance of Education • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” • Mahatma Gandhi — Leader of Indian nationalism 

  16. The Importance of Education • “The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, political or economic systems. Fighting is useless. Suicide. “ • Tenzin Gyatso— 14th Dalai Lama, Buddhist Spiritual Leader

  17. The Importance of Education • “How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver “ • The Bible — A canonical collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity

  18. The Importance of Education • “Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.” • Swami Vivekananda — Indian Hindu monk

  19. The Importance of Education • “Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and human development.” • Kofi Annan — Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations

  20. The Importance of Education • “Educate a boy and you educate an individual. Educate a girl and you educate a community” • Ancient African Proverb

  21. The Importance of Education • “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. “ • Martin Luther King JR. — Pastor and Human Rights Activist

  22. The Importance of Education • “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone” • John F. Kennedy — 35th President of USA

  23. The Importance of Education In Pairs • In 5 words, try to explain what education means to you.Is it different to your first attempt at the beginning of the lesson?

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