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    Paraguay: School is more than Test Scores

    By - 1 de March de 2016, 4:03 pm

    Written by Mercedes Mateo-Berganza and María Luisa Iribarren

    Most public schools in Paraguay have a school day of only 4 hours. Children go to school, either in the morning or afternoon, and spend, most likely, the rest of the day either at home (sometimes without the supervision of an adult) or on the streets. Unfortunately, the possibilities to receive quality stimulation and care outside the school are not the same as we move along the income distribution: they are certainly different between income quintiles. But there´s good news: big efforts are being made to change this. Lea más…

    More classroom hours? Lessons learned from Rio Negro, Argentina

    By - 11 de September de 2014, 11:10 am


    By Maria Loreto Biehl and Cecilia Diaz Campos*

    Probably very few of us question the importance of increasing children’s opportunities to access recreational spaces, sports and culture, language training, or technologies. We all desire that our children receive a modern education that will enable them to think both critically and creatively and allows them to navigate and even transform the world in which we live—a world where change is often the only constant. More so, in today´s society, the expectations increasingly are that children should acquire those skills and knowledge, believed necessary to succeed in life, in school.

    http://blogs.iadb.org/education/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifNowadays, the school day in a majority of Latin American public education systems lasts four hours. However, the option of lengthening it has been manifested in the Metas Educativas 2021 (only in Spanish), a set of educational goals established in 2008 and to which all of the region’s education ministers agreed. Following this framework, many countries have included the expansion of the school day within their strategies to improve education quality and, even more so, equity.

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