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  • This blog is written by specialists from the Education Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. Its objective is to provide arguments and ideas that will spark debate about how to transform education in Latin America and the Caribbean. This blog is a call to action for the reader. An idea, a project, or a question can make a difference.
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    Jennelle ThompsonJennelle Thompson
    Senior Education Specialist
    Marcelo Pérez AlfaroMarcelo Pérez Alfaro
    Lead Education Specialist
    Ryan BurgessRyan Burgess
    Specialist at the Education Division
    Julien HautierJulien Hautier
    Education Specialist
    María Soledad BosMaría Soledad Bos
    Education Specialist
    Carlos HerranCarlos Herran
    Lead Education Specialist
    Javier LuqueJavier Luque
    Senior Education Specialist
    Lauren ConnLauren Conn
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    Aimee VerdiscoAimee Verdisco
    Education Lead Specialist
    Hugo ÑopoHugo Ñopo
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    Cynthia HobbsCynthia Hobbs
    Senior Education Specialist
    Emma Näslund-HadleyEmma Näslund-Hadley
    Lead Education Specialist
    Horacio ÁlvarezHoracio Álvarez
    Education Specialist
    Elena Arias OrtizElena Arias Ortiz
    Education Senior Associate
    Gádor ManzanoGádor Manzano
    Senior Communications Specialist
    Alejandro MorduchowiczAlejandro Morduchowicz
    Education Lead Specialist
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    Las opiniones expresadas en este blog son las del autor y no necesariamente reflejan las opiniones del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, sus directivas, la Asamblea de Gobernadores o sus países miembros.

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    Jul 27 2015

    Written by Claudia Piras

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    Elena is 16 years old. She is finishing secondary education, and she lives in an environment of domestic violence at home. In addition to her mother and brother (her father emigrated for work), six more relatives live at home. She has a poor relationship with her aunt and her uncle had beaten her mother. Hence, Elena does not like to be at home, and admits that she goes to parties and drinks alcohol more than once in a week to forget her problems. She had a boyfriend, very jealous and controlling, who would not let her talk to other boys. Despite all this, she says that she has never experienced violence. Read more…

    Jul 10 2015

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if, for a moment, we stopped seeing the world in pink and blue? Without limits or stereotypes? Many of us believe that we can all develop our full potential doing just that we love. Read more…

    Jul 1 2015
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    Impact evaluation: MiMate program in Peru

    As part of a lesson on quantities, a group of five-year-olds in Huancavelica, Peru, was asked, “If you have three candies and I have six, what is that?” The expected answer was something along the lines of “more” or “less,” but after a moment of contemplation, a student responded, “Unfair.” Read more…

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    Jun 29 2015

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    We all keep the memory of a special teacher. One who helped us look at mathematics in a different way or who told us fabulous stories of heroes and battles. That teacher who taught us a lesson we wouldn’t forget. Every time I talk about this subject with a colleague or friend it is common to hear a comment like “what a shame, we no longer have teachers like that.” Against which I always try to argue that there are still wonderful teachers, masters of their craft and committed to their mission. My job allows me to see them occasionally. Unfortunately, there are not as many as we wish, and it is not difficult to understand why: You have to be a kind of modern hero to embrace the teaching profession and exercise it in a committed way. This is when we wonder about the working conditions of teachers. This is not a new issue but it seems to require further debate. Let’s take a new look.

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    Jun 16 2015

    A few days ago, while looking at some job offers in a local newspaper, an ad caught my attention. A position as a business adviser in micro finance required applicants to have completed secondary education and be able to master two independent set of skills: basic math operations, including the rule of three, and socio-emotional skills management (be proactive, work under pressure, among others). While a teenager with a high school education should master these skills, the fact that the ad specifically mentioned it made me think about whether graduates really know how to apply them. Read more…