The promise of inclusive education in Latin America and the Caribbean is still far from achieved, especially for the thousands of children and youth with some disability in the region. The probability of attending school for children between 6 to 11 years with disabilities is 8 percentage points lower compared to children without disabilities. And in high school, this gap only … [Read more...] about How to achieve inclusive education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Infrastructure and educational technology
When we talk about technology for education we think of tablets, laptops, robots or interactive platforms with which children learn new (coding) or traditional skills (mathematics) better or faster. Raised like this, it seems inevitable to imagine that students or higher income schools have the most access to this type of resources. But, what would happen if access to … [Read more...] about Teachers and books for the rich, robots and screens for the poor?
Exactly one year ago, I undertook with my family the return to my beloved Argentina, after almost 16 years of living between the United States and Canada. I left without children, I returned with 3. And, like all parents, what worried me the most before moving was their insertion in the new life. A crucial component of this insertion: the school environment. … [Read more...] about The minimum indispensable
How do local actors, schools and school communities respond to educational quality challenges? The SUMMA Innovations Map includes, in this first phase, 50 successful experiences of educational innovation driven and developed in Latin America, the Caribbean and other parts of the world … [Read more...] about Localized innovation: 50 cases of effective educational innovations
I recently shared the results of an interesting survey commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank in which over 33,500 respondents across the Americas defined their priorities for sustainable and inclusive infrastructure. When asked what type of infrastructure is most needed to improve their country’s economy, what do you think their response was? … [Read more...] about What are the most pressing needs for people in Latin America and the Caribbean?