Education in Latin America

Traditional policies , mainly based in expanding coverage to more students,are currently inadequate tothe social and economic changes that are happening in the region.

Jeffrey Puryear

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Teacher Training and Academic Brackground

This report presents the findings of a comparative study about the academic background of teachers in primary and secondary education in the US, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Japan.

Richard M. Ingersoll

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Teacher Training in Chile

The Chilean education system has 180,000 teachers and is divided into preschool, elementary, middle, higher, technical and adults. This paper deals with the first four levels. The first three types of schools can be municipal (state funding), private (Private funding) or private subsidized (with mixed funding). To enroll in universities, one…

Paula Louzano, Alejandro Morduchowicz

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Measuring Early Childhood Development in Latin America

Measuring early childhood development (ECD) at the national level is crucial for informing policy-making and for evaluating ECD programs in Latin America.

Ariel Fiszbein, Gabriela Guerrero, Vanessa Rojas

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Teaching and Learning in Search of New Routes

The criticism of the traditional ways of teaching have gained more strengt against the requirements of a training, which addresses the rapid obsolescence of knowledge and the need to ensure an effective and relevant learning.  

Gloria Calvo

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Las remesas a México durante el 2016

Aunque en los últimos años la migración mexicana hacia Estados Unidos ha caído notablemente, las remesas no sólo se han mantenido estables, sino que crecieron un 8.8% en 2016. Las razones principales se deben a tres factores claves. Primero, el aumento en el número de mexicanos que envía dinero. Segundo, el uso de sistemas electrónicos para envío de dinero y, tercero, las tasas de cambio.

Manuel Orozco

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Economic Status & Remittance Behavior

Although migrants have experienced a modest improvement since the recession, one in three remain in a “vulnerable” financial position.

Manuel Orozco, Mariellen Jewers

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The Current Educational Reforms

The focus of the reflections will be the Educational reform processes of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay , without ruling references to other ongoing reforms in Brazil and the Dominican Republic.

Cecilia Braslavsky, Gustavo Cosse

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Education Reform in Chile

The government has taken unprecedented steps to transform and improve the education system.

Cristián Cox

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Natural Gas in Central America

Natural gas has the potential to reduce Central America’s high energy costs and mitigate its dependence on imported oil.

Carlos Sucre, Kathryn Baragwanath, Paul Shortell

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A Future at Stake

There is consensus that education is vital for economic development, social progress and democracy strengthening. However, today, most children in Latin America and the Caribbean have no access to quality education. In fact, Latin-American schools are in crisis and are not educating the youth. Instead of contributing to progress, they…

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