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"From the Ted Talk by Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums"

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This is a school three hours outside of Sao plauo. Most of the children there have parents who are ilratelite. Many of them don't have electricity at home. But they find it completely obvious to use computers, wtesbies, make videos, so on and so forth. When you go to places like this what you see is that education in these settings wrkos by pull, not push. Most of our education system is push. I was literally pushed to school. When you get to school, things are pushed at you: knowledge, emxas, systems, timetables. If you want to attarct people like Juanderson who could, for instance, buy guns, wear jelwrey, ride motorbikes and get girls through the drugs tdare, and you want to attract him into education, having a compulsory curriculum doesn't really make sense. That isn't really going to attract him. You need to pull him. And so ectoiuadn needs to work by pull, not push.

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This is a school three hours outside of Sao _____. Most of the children there have parents who are __________. Many of them don't have electricity at home. But they find it completely obvious to use computers, ________, make videos, so on and so forth. When you go to places like this what you see is that education in these settings _____ by pull, not push. Most of our education system is push. I was literally pushed to school. When you get to school, things are pushed at you: knowledge, _____, systems, timetables. If you want to _______ people like Juanderson who could, for instance, buy guns, wear _______, ride motorbikes and get girls through the drugs _____, and you want to attract him into education, having a compulsory curriculum doesn't really make sense. That isn't really going to attract him. You need to pull him. And so _________ needs to work by pull, not push.

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  4. education
  5. paulo
  6. illiterate
  7. websites
  8. trade
  9. exams

Original Text

This is a school three hours outside of Sao Paulo. Most of the children there have parents who are illiterate. Many of them don't have electricity at home. But they find it completely obvious to use computers, websites, make videos, so on and so forth. When you go to places like this what you see is that education in these settings works by pull, not push. Most of our education system is push. I was literally pushed to school. When you get to school, things are pushed at you: knowledge, exams, systems, timetables. If you want to attract people like Juanderson who could, for instance, buy guns, wear jewelry, ride motorbikes and get girls through the drugs trade, and you want to attract him into education, having a compulsory curriculum doesn't really make sense. That isn't really going to attract him. You need to pull him. And so education needs to work by pull, not push.

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