For some time I believe that many of our educational leaders have promoted reforms in our educational systems thinking in a logic of "enhancements" to a system designed centuries ago, without asking whether it remains an appropriate response to the needs of the 21st century. With the best intentions, our reformers have focused on "patching" the educational system, to deliver … [Lee más...] about Educating for the future
Despite what we have been told, money doesn’t seem to be sufficient to explain happiness, or at least not fully. According to data from Gallup’s Global Wellbeing report, countries are classified according to their wellbeing, defined as what their citizens think about their present and future lives. That is, their satisfaction and expectations. In these terms, the three highest … [Lee más...] about Education, the road to happiness
We don’t have to be experts to recognize that the major factor in getting a good education is a good teacher. Think about your own experiences at school, and surely you can easily identify the teachers who made a big difference in your lives. In my opinion, the Latin American countries have many good teachers, from whom we can learn best practices and therefore replicate their … [Lee más...] about Cloning the best teachers in Latin America
I just saw "Race to Nowhere," a documentary that is being widely discussed in the United States. This documentary was produced by a mother, Vicki Abeles, about the stress that school was causing her twelve-year-old daughter. The film is a critique of the "wave" of educational accountability sweeping the United States and which is manifested in the use—indiscriminate use, say … [Lee más...] about Standardized tests: a race to nowhere?