An Educational Revolution to Support Change in the Classroom: Colombia and the Educational Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
Policy Futures in Education Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 1478-2103
As developing countries strive to strengthen their educational institutions to meet the challenges of the economic and social demands of globalization, tension often arises between providing more access to traditional public education and reforming the quality of the education provided. With its Revolucion Educativa, Colombia offers an interesting case study of comprehensive education reforms that are grounded in a shared vision of quality and that make skillful use of information and communication technology to meet their goals. In designing the reforms, the Colombian Ministry of Education identified a series of complementary strategies that attempt to address five critical policy dimensions that keep the drive towards quality in the forefront. This article describes these strategies: Local Capacity Building; Enrollment and Efficiency; New Technologies; Curricular Reform; Improving Teacher Quality; and the Assessment System. (Contains 10 notes.)
Light, D., Manso, M. & Noguera, T. (2009). An Educational Revolution to Support Change in the Classroom: Colombia and the Educational Challenges of the Twenty-First Century. Policy Futures in Education, 7(1), 88-101.