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FOCALPoint: Focus on education challenges in Latin America, improving quality in Bolivia and Venezuela

June 9, 2010

The June edition of FOCALPoint focuses on education challenges in Latin America. It highlights the need to improve quality after significant advances were made in broadening access. Regional perspectives on challenges ahead are complemented by views on the cases of Bolivia and Venezuela.

FOCAL Views - Regional challenges in education
Access to education isn’t enough to address the education problems of Latin America.

Latin America’s education challenges call for concrete action
Tamara Ortega Goodspeed, Inter-America Dialogue
Schools in Latin America are in dire need of an overhaul to boost performance and quality.

Teachers as primary agents of educational systems
Cesar Guadalupe, UNESCO
Good teachers hold the power to vastly improve education in Latin America.

Bolivia: Decentralization and quality of education
María Cristina Mejía, former Minister of Education in Bolivia
Government ambiguity and overlap of responsibilities have a negative effect on education.

Redefining success in Aboriginal learning in Canada
Jarrett Laughlin and Dilys Leman, Canadian Council on Learning
Despite decades of policy and program development, the learning outcomes of Aboriginal Peoples remain low.

Youth entry into workforce in Venezuela
Daniel Mogollón Muñoz, Superatec
Attendance in secondary education to acquire basic skills is key to increase employability.


For more information contact:
Madeleine Blanger Dumontier
Director of Communication
Canadian Foundation for the Americas
Phone: 613-562-0005 ext.255

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