Successful education systems recognize that teachers are vital in promoting learning and skills acquisition. That is why they implement effective policies to recruit the best candidates, foster excellence and support and motivate teachers already in the system to improve their performance. Evidence shows, however, that while the teaching career in Latin America faces no … [Lee más...] about What if more students wanted to be teachers?
A thought on the education agenda for the future we want
The beginning of a new year always brings an opportunity to analyze what we have achieved so far and set our eyes on the future. In education, this could not be more true: 2016 ended with the publication of the results from the PISA 2015 assessments, a reminder of the urgency with which education systems in the region must accelerate the efforts to improve the quality of … [Lee más...] about A thought on the education agenda for the future we want
To be the best in math, think… don’t memorize!
We often think that math must be learnt by heart; that we must be able to apply some formulas or remember certain rules, so we can, automatically, arrive to the correct answer. Moreover, the faster we get to it the better. In fact, we are not the only ones with this perception: data from the PISA 2012 international assessments show that a good number of students in Latin … [Lee más...] about To be the best in math, think… don’t memorize!
7 initiatives in education in Latin America and the Caribbean
"To reinvent oneself or to die" goes the old saying, and it is in education, perhaps, that this way of thinking has become the most true. We must be in a constant search for resources and initiatives that allow us to respond to the challenges posed by changing world and, naturally, by the children and youth of today! … [Lee más...] about 7 initiatives in education in Latin America and the Caribbean