terça-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2015

Ensuring Lasting Education Reforms by Delivering Results: A Discussion with Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at the World Bank

"From 2009 to 2014, Claudia Costin served as secretary of education for Rio de Janeiro and led the city through a series of reforms that resulted in dramatic improvements in children’s enrollment, retention and learning in schools, particularly among some of the most disadvantaged communities.
One of the most celebrated and bold innovations was the “Schools of Tomorrow” program, which focuses on reducing school dropout and improving learning in 155 schools in the poorest, most vulnerable, drug-affected and violence-ridden areas in Rio’s “favelas,” or slums. Some of these schools went from being among the lowest performing schools in the country to becoming the top performers. Between 2009 and 2012, Rio saw a 22 percent increase in its score in the Basic Education Development Index for middle school and 33 percent specifically for the Schools of Tomorrow. The Schools of Tomorrow program has six pillars, including: extending the school day, providing remedial classes, training teachers to teach in a dynamic way, implementing a hands-on science program, providing comprehensive health services, and involving the community". (...)

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