Since 2022, the Haitian Ministry of National Education and Professional Development (MENFP), supported by the International Bureau of Education of UNESCO (UNESCO-IBE) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has embarked on a large-scale transformation of Haiti's education. After an initial phase focused on diagnosing the system's challenges and building capacity, the … [Read more...] about Improving Education Through Curriculum Transformation in Haiti
Giovanna feels confident and capable of learning mathematics. As a fifth-grade student in Guanajuato, Mexico, she is one of the more than 8,500 students participating in remote tutoring programs in 10 Latin American countries. Developed collaboratively by regional Ministries of Education, universities, and civil society organizations, these programs are supported … [Read more...] about Beyond the PISA Snapshot: How to Reduce Learning Gaps with Tutoring?
Last week saw the release of new data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), implemented by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Fifteen-year-old students from fourteen Latin American and Caribbean countries participated in this international large-scale student assessment, which was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 … [Read more...] about The learning crisis of adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean: A first look at the new PISA results
Most people's social interactions take place in their neighborhood. This is where girls, boys, and young people form their preferences and opinions about others. It is also the place where social norms are regulated. As a result, how individuals value education and its expected benefits is influenced by the values and norms of the neighborhoods in which they live. What is the … [Read more...] about Tell Me Where You Live, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are: Neighborhood of Residence’s Impact On Educational Outcomes
Climate change is increasing temperatures and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts, floods, landslides, and tropical storms at an unprecedented rate in Latin America and the Caribbean. These climate changes are causing devastating socioeconomic impacts in the region. Education has a leading role in supporting efforts to decarbonize … [Read more...] about How to Build Skills for Climate Action in School-Aged Children and Youth