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ERIC Number: ED474669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-1
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
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Reforming Primary and Secondary Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: An IDB Strategy. Sustainable Development Department Sector Strategy and Policy Papers Series.
Castro, Claudio de Moura; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Wolff, Laurence; Carnoy, Martin
This report summarizes what is known about educational improvement in Latin America and provides objectives and strategies to guide the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in supporting primary and secondary education in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next decade. It is based on six background papers as well as a review of the lessons learned from recent regional and country experience. The papers are "The Need for Education Reform"; "Five Critical Areas of Reform to Improve Quality and Increase Equity"; "The Challenge of Secondary Education"; "Navigating and Managing the System: Tools to Achieve Reform Goals"; "The Art of Implementing Education Reform"; and "Looking to the Future: Developing an IDB Action Plan." The critical areas of reform are making teachers partners in reform; providing more and better textbooks and teaching materials; selectively supporting the use of technology in education; decentralizing educational management and increasing accountability of key stakeholders; and strengthening early childhood education and development. The report summarizes new challenges facing secondary education in the region (i.e., meeting increasing quantitative and qualitative needs while simultaneously serving a more diverse clientele). It sets out information and management tools needed to meet long-term goals and confirms the fundamental importance of engaging in a long-term and consensual reform process. (Contains 81 references.) (SM)
Publications, Education Unit, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20577. Tel: 202-623-2087; Fax: 202-623-1558; e-mail: sds/; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC.