Daniel and Sebastián are very close friends and since they were little their parents have taken them to play at the same park in Bogotá. Both are in their third year of primary school. They both want to be doctors when they grow up. However, only one of the two can achieve it. Daniel lives in unfavorable socioeconomic conditions, Sebastian does not. … [Lee más...] about Education that separates?
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
“My school is better than yours” said a 13-year old to his classmate in the school that I was visiting. I approached him and asked him why he had said that; blushing, he answered: “Because my school is bigger and does have everything we need”. In a couple of words, this young student reminds us that, for many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing adequate … [Lee más...] about Why my school is better than yours…
Bringing down physical barriers. Getting rid of requirements and extra paperwork. Allowing easy access to all the information we generate. These are the pillars of the open knowledge movement, a trend that is rapidly gaining momentum and that soon will become an important engine for the economy of many nations. … [Lee más...] about 6 open knowledge initiatives that are improving education
El Nino is coming, El Nino will have a strong impact... These are some the headlines of many newspapers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The media usually discusses whether governments are investing enough to mitigate possible natural disasters caused by El Nino in the short term. Yet, they rarely talk about how this phenomenon can impact child development, and they almost … [Lee más...] about El Nino and our children in schools