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    Archive for January, 2016

    The best school is a good home*

    By - 19 Jan 2016

    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. Read more…

    Quality infrastructure for quality education in Haiti

    By - 8 Jan 2016

    Written by Anne Sofie OlsenHAITI19

    Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the teachers and students from Externat la Providence School, in Port-au-Prince, have attended class in temporary facilities. Finally, we can say that those days are starting to be left behind thanks to the milestone we have reached of rebuilding this first school with anti-seismic design. Read more…

    What do you think when we mix gender with education?

    By - 5 Jan 2016

    Gender and education

    For several months, from the IDB Education Division, we have been holding the #Glassesoff campaign, which seeks to raise awareness on gender and education. Through it, we managed to approach the issue from different perspectives: listing numerous initiatives to raise awareness against stereotypes, presenting results on a Mexican program to prevent dating violence, establishing remarks on sexual violence, on how sport is an excellent tool to promote gender equality, and also noting how the biases in gender affect the labor market. As this issue has many edges, we decided to open the debate through a Twitter Chat with different institutions and a blog posts contest on the subject.
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