Tag Archives: Latin America

Low-fee Private Schools in Peru

By María Balarin, Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), Lima, Peru. Low fee private schools are a growing phenomenon in many low and middle-income countries. Their emergence usually takes place in the context of a default privatization processes which, … Continue reading

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Are Brazilians Masochists? Why do they Insist on PISA?

By Claudio de Moura Castro, Positivo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Kenneth King, NORRAG NEWS’ editor, has asked me why Brazilians insist on participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), despite the terrible results that come out for Brazil every … Continue reading

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Learning and Working in the Informal Economy – What do we Know and What Should we Do? A German perspective

By Léna Krichewsky, The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. The share of self-employed workers and employees without regular work contracts is rising globally, reaching over 70% of the workforce in African countries like the Ivory Coast, Mali or Zambia, and over 60% … Continue reading

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Training without a Soul

By Claudio de Moura Castro, Positivo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Brazil shared the traditional disdain of Iberian countries towards working with one`s hands. SENAI had a decisive role in reversing prejudice and creating a well-prepared labor force. Being a private agency, … Continue reading

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Beyond Armed Conflict and Emergency: the Role of Education and Training in Tackling Urban Violence

By Jovana Carapic, and Luisa Phebo, Conflict, Violence, Education and Training (CVET) Programme, NORRAG. Urban spaces are going to be the locus of future armed conflict and organized violence. The signs are inescapable. One reason for this is that the … Continue reading

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PISA in Peru: Achieving Poorly, But Improving

By Santiago Cueto, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), Peru. As in the past, the recent results of the PISA assessment for Peru generated pessimistic comments about the abilities of our students and the quality of our education system. … Continue reading

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