A little over 30 years ago, when Amilcar Amaya was 13, he migrated with his family from El Salvador, leaving behind his native country amid a civil war in which 75,000 lives were lost and a fifth of the population was displaced. In 1982, they settled in Valle de Paz, Belize, a community created to provide refuge for those who fled the Salvadoran civil war, as well as … [Read more...] about Education without borders? The hope of migrant students
Authors: Emma Nälsund-Hadley & Noam Angrist Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) school systems are enduring a challenge to learning and skill development without precedent. No other region in the world, has lost as many school days. Throughout the region, education experts agree on the importance of urgently tackling the COVID-19 learning slide, taking on the challenge … [Read more...] about Accelerate Learning for All – Education in Latin America and the Caribbean over the Next Several Years
We need to support our teachers, now more than ever! The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of most schools in Latin America and the Caribbean, meant that from one moment to another, teachers had to adapt the educational content and their instructional methods and switch to a remote teaching mode for which they weren't prepared. Ministries of Education across the … [Read more...] about Helping our Teachers: Now More Needed Than Ever!
Entry by Juan M. Hernández-Agramonte (IPA), Emma Näslund-Hadley (IDB), Olga Namen (IPA) and Brunilda Peña de Osorio (MINED) The COVID-19 pandemic forced a complete overhaul of the work of teachers, likely larger than the pandemic-related changes to any other profession. From one day to the next, teachers worldwide were asked to abandon face-to-face instruction and create … [Read more...] about 3,000 Teachers Share their COVID-19 Remote Learning Experiences
The social isolation caused by school closures due to COVID-19 could have devastating consequences for children and adolescents and puts their mental health and their socio-emotional and cognitive development at risk. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having socio-emotional skills such as adaptability, empathy and stress management, which are key for facing the … [Read more...] about Learning for life: Socio-emotional skills to face the new normal