Five hundred Paraguayans meet in groups of ten. They exchange opinions, discuss, intervene and conclude that the low quality of education and corruption are the issues that most affect their environment. And they do not stay there. They propose solutions, they talk with the community, they inform, they investigate, they look for alliances. This dynamic might sound similar to … [Lee más...] about Who said that young people don’t like school?
extended school day
From Chile to Mexico, a wave of change is transforming education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: double and triple school shifts are slowly disappearing and transitioning into extended school days in public schools. In the early years of modern education, schools started with single, extended school days. This trend was disrupted by the implementation of double … [Lee más...] about Extended school days: a new opportunity to improve learning
Written by Mercedes Mateo-Berganza and María Luisa Iribarren Most public schools in Paraguay have a school day of only 4 hours. Children go to school, either in the morning or afternoon, and spend, most likely, the rest of the day either at home (sometimes without the supervision of an adult) or on the streets. Unfortunately, the possibilities to receive quality … [Lee más...] about Paraguay: School is more than Test Scores
By Maria Loreto Biehl and Cecilia Diaz Campos* Probably very few of us question the importance of increasing children’s opportunities to access recreational spaces, sports and culture, language training, or technologies. We all desire that our children receive a modern education that will enable them to think both critically and creatively and allows them to navigate … [Lee más...] about More classroom hours? Lessons learned from Rio Negro, Argentina