Building Effective Teacher Policies

There is little debate regarding the importance of teachers for learning. The real question is: how can we improve their effectiveness?

Ariel Fiszbein, Belén Cumsille

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School Reintegration for Vulnerable Youth

While access to education in Latin America has increased significantly, school dropout remains a critical issue, particularly among the vulnerable youth.

Federico Sucre

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An Agenda for Early Childhood Development

Early childhood development is one of the investments with the highest returns and allows us to achieve, simultaneously, equity and efficiency objectives.

Carolina Aulicino, Gala Díaz Langou

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Towards Quality Education for All

Education quality if one of the biggest challenges for Latin America – and also one of the main opportunities.

Ariel Fiszbein

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Untangling the Soft Skills Conversation

Building soft skills can help lead to better academic performance, employment and wage opportunities, and healthy behaviors.

Tamara Ortega Goodspeed

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Mexico’s Energy Reform & the Skills Gap

Mexico has no shortage of skilled workers but needs to better align the qualifications of its graduates with the needs of the energy sector.

Lisa Viscidi

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Fourteen Lessons for Improving Learning

Fourteen lessons that may be helpful for organizations seeking to improve learning in Latin America’s education systems or in other regions of the world.

Jeffrey Puryear

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Apprenticeships: Basic Concepts

Apprenticeships are part of technical and vocational education (TVE) and combine formal education with learning in the workplace.

Belén Cumsille

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Education Programs That Work

What education programs have succeeded, or failed, in developing countries and what can Latin American policymakers learn from them?

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What to do with the PISA Results in Latin America?

During the last decade, Latin American countries have strongly increased their participation in international assessments, especially in the Programa Internacional para la Evaluacion de Estudiantes (PISA-International Program for Student Assessment) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and to a lesser extent in the TIMSS2 and the International…

Pedro Ravela

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Post-Secondary Technical and Vocational Education

Post-secondary technical vocational education is primarily directed towards youth that have recently finished high school, preparing them directly for the labor market.

Ashley Manning

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Effective Classrooms

This article describes the classroom requirements for an effective education reform. It is only available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Robert E. Slavin

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Maestros de escuelas básicas en América Latina

Este libro recoge un conjunto de estudios preparados en el marco de las actividades del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Desarrollo Profesional Docente del Programa de Promoción de la Reforma Educativa en América Latina y el Caribe (PREAL). En su conjunto, dan cuenta de las características personales y profesionales de los maestros…

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