Is it goodbye to teachers? Is it goodbye to schooling as we know it? Will it lead to reinventing education, schools, and educators? ChatGPT, an innovative tool that answers questions about almost anything, was released toward the end of 2022. Put this way, it would seem like the exact old wine in a new bottle. After all, Google and Wikipedia have been doing this for decades. … [Read more...] about ChatGPT and Education: Opportunity, Challenge, or Threat?
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Addressing the challenges and the future of education involves recognizing that we are facing an unprecedented context, which is not solely the result of the pandemic and a complex global geopolitical and economic scenario. It is also a consequence of the structural issues that the region was already facing, combined with other persistent global challenges like climate change, … [Read more...] about Beyond Wishful Thinking: Ending Inequality Entails Transforming Education
The Inter-American Dialogue, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank have launched a joint call to action to mobilize resources from the public, private, and civil society sectors to solve an issue that is as crucial as it is urgent: bringing educational connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is not just a … [Read more...] about Three Reasons for Boosting Educational Connectivity in Schools
More and more people and institutions acknowledge that the foundations of children's cognitive, language, motor and socioemotional development are laid during gestation and the first five years of life. Based on this certainty, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has promoted investments, research, and interventions in favor of children's development in the region over … [Read more...] about Early Childhood Development: five years innovating to improve children’s lives
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly 15 million excess deaths across the globe. Although mortality rates are lowest among children and youth, the young face another emergency: the learning crisis. Around the world, the disruption of education has meant that millions of children have lost the academic learning they would have gained if they had been in the classroom, … [Read more...] about How to Avoid a Lost Generation: Three Strategies to Combat Pandemic Learning Loss