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The minimum indispensable

The minimum indispensable

Guest Author 26 abril 2018 Comments

Exactly one year ago, I undertook with my family the return to my beloved Argentina, after almost 16 years of living between the United States and Canada. I left without children, I returned with 3. And, like all parents, what worried me the most before moving was their insertion in the new life. A crucial component of this insertion: the school environment.

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What if more students wanted to be teachers?

What if more students wanted to be teachers?

Javier Luque 28 marzo 2017 Comments

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 difficulty attracting and enrolling candidates, it still struggles to attract the best. What is missing in the region to ensure that the best students want to become teachers? (más…)

The best school is a good home*

The best school is a good home*

Lina Zuluaga 19 enero 2016 Comments

Written by Lina Zuluaga

 

Every time that state or international exams results, such as PISA, are published, teachers are the first to be blamed by the public opinion for student’s weak performance. Their results still leave much to be desired, and although it is bad news for national education, it helps to highlight the issue in the public agenda. However, we need to go beyond the results: the test does not have the absolute truth. Limiting the definition of quality education to scores is narrow-minded. These data do not reveal the real outlook of Colombian or any other country’s education. (más…)