PREAL Blog

PREAL Blog is the blog of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Education Program. It provides cutting-edge analysis of education policies in Latin America, explores current and future global trends, and offers a space in which education experts can share their research, insights, and innovative ideas. The mission of the Dialogue’s Education Program is to help improve the quality of education in Latin America. Our motto is "better policy for better education." We build on the Dialogue’s convening power and strong regional network of experts and leaders to advance evidence-informed education policies in Latin America.


Higher Education, Productivity and Competitiveness in Ibero-America – An Interview with Mariano Jabonero

Sarah Stanton, Mariano Jabonero ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Estudiantes conversando Ecosistema urbano and Lee Jaruzelski Reyes / Flickr / CC 2.0
How to increase productivity and competitiveness in a complex and changing environment? Mariano Jabonero, Secretary General of the OEI, presents the findings of their latest report "Higher Education, Productivity and Competitiveness in Ibero-America" and answers our questions. Read more +

The Transformation of Learning with the Use of Educational Technology

Mateo Samper ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Brad Flickinger, http://www.schooltechnology.org, (CC BY 2.0)
What should we do to prepare the coming generations? What skills do people need to develop in order to actively participate in society and compete in the labor market? How should education be transformed, and why is technology—when used correctly—the key to this process? This blog seeks to answer these questions in a practical way, emphasizing the importance of adopting technology to transform learning.Read more +

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Education

Eduardo Vélez Bustillo ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

There are many reasons why and ways in which partnerships between the public and private sectors can benefit education programs. The sheer scale of the challenge to improve the quality of education justifies the need to collaborate. Additionally, more than just working in parallel towards a common goal, the two…Read more +

How to effectively lead an education system: Advice from Otto Granados

Daniela Saez, Sergio Cabrales Dominguez, Otto Granados Roldán ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank MD and COO visits a school project in LeÛn, Nicaragua, that provides education and nutrition to students from poor areas. Robert Valls/World Bank
Whose advice should education decision-makers in Latin America—and in middle-income countries in general—be taking? In an interesting initiative, Fernando Reimers has compiled a book of letters and recommendations to ministers and decision-makers in education (Letters to a New Minister in Education: Learning to Lead Education Systems). The Dialogue’s Education program…Read more +

The Need to Build an Ecosystem for EdTech in Latin America

Mateo Samper ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Leer en español     The use of technology in education has the potential to improve the teaching and learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. All over the world we are increasingly seeing successful technology-driven innovations. Whether reaching children and young people that have been traditionally excluded from…Read more +

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