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
Written in February 2016 to express the potential of the Pacific Alliance to improve effective learning in Latin America. When reading this article imagine it is the year 2030. It is the year 2030, teachers and knowledge run without borders along the highways, and facilities built in four countries, spearheading similar initiatives across the region. We have teachers from the … [Read more...] about Teachers without borders
A recurrent theme in conversations about education is that millennials are demanding more technology inside the classroom, and that teachers are resistant to educational innovations. I dare to disagree. In the six years that we have been running Geekie—a company that brings together cutting-edge technology with innovative pedagogical methodologies to boost learning—we have … [Read more...] about Teachers and students: a new generation of tech enthusiasts
Imagine that our son or daughter is about to decide which profession to study in a country in Latin America or the Caribbean. Would you recommend that they become a teacher? What factors would we consider? Of course, we would like our son or daughter to study a career related to their preferences and interests (and in addition, their abilities), we would like a profession that … [Read more...] about Why was the prestige of the teaching profession in Latin America lost and how to recover it?