Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America scored low in PISA. Among the 65 participating countries, the 8 Latin Americans are among the 14 lowest performing in PISA 2012. Chile is the first of the countries. It ranks 51, while Colombia and Peru hold positions 62 and 65 respectively. Brazil has improved the most from 2003 to 2012 with an average yearly increase of 4.1 points. Read more.
IDB organizes Teacher Evaluation Event. On December 3-5, 2013, the IDB held the event “How to predict teacher performance before and during teaching?” in Lima, Peru. The event discussed recent advances in the literature about how to measure teacher effectiveness and to determine how teacher evaluation can contribute to an improvement in learning.
IDB loan will improve education quality in Brazil. The IDB will invest 151 million dollars in the Program to Accelerate the Development of the Education of the State of Amazonas (PADEAM) to improve the quality of education services and expand access to basic and intermediate education. This initiative incorporates more than 30,000 children and youth from rural areas into the education system. Read more.
Can Community Colleges be a model for Latin America and the Caribbean? On November 6-7, 2013, the IDB and the U.S. Department of Education organized the Sub-regional Policy Dialogue entitled: “Community Colleges: a good model for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) ?” The event brought together key actors from the US with policymakers and business representatives of the region. Read more.
- Rise Up - Climate Change Education ()
- A snapshot of learning gaps in the region (3:23)
- Positive Action Pilot in Belize (1:19)
- The Miseducation of Latin American Girls: Poor Schooling Makes Pregnancy a Rational Choice (02:08)
- Educating Haiti (02:30)
- All Children Counting (2:52)
Rise Up - Climate Change Education
A snapshot of learning gaps in the region
Positive Action Pilot in Belize
The Miseducation of Latin American Girls: Poor Schooling Makes Pregnancy a Rational Choice
All Children Counting
IDB, first Latin American organization to create MOOC courses via edX
IDB becomes first organization to offer MOOCS educational courses via edX.
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