Education

Syria organised marathon to promote reading among young people

The 2021 Reading Marathon competitions concluded today at the National Library in Damascus with the awarding of the three winners in each of the Basic, Secondary and University stages. Some 100 young people participated in this national competition, which was…

The winners are those who best accept and assume their failures.

Uncontrolled competition, individualism and exitism are corroding people, society and its institutions because in order to be successful, many are transgressing values such as honesty and respect for the rights of others. They are unwilling to fail and will do…

Current education inhibits identity development

Education systems have undergone a great change in the last 40 years. Along with the massification of supply, education has become dehumanised, strongly influenced by mercantilist logics that have associated quality only with cognitive learning. The focus on subjects and…

Education is not a factory of automatons

Nolfa Ibañez, an academic at the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencia de la Educación (UMCE), has just been awarded the National Education Prize (Chile) 2021 for her significant contribution to the knowledge and development of special education. From this area of…

No reintegration without education

Prison institutions are designed not only to serve a custodial sentence, but also for the social reintegration of the individual through different mechanisms, one of which is education. By Mariela Alejandra Martínez In reality this is a universal right, beyond…

Interview with Danilo Urbina, from the Transdisciplinary School of Sexuality

As part of the series “Gender and Sexualities in Chile”, we interviewed Danilo Urbina, a psychologist specialising in support and counselling for young people on issues of gender and sexual orientation and a founding member of the Transdisciplinary School of…

Interview with COPEHU Peru: Education needs to respond to the sensitivities of the new generations

In the Peru of the bicentenary, new challenges are opening up and, in this sense, it is a new historical moment where rethinking education is a necessity for those of us who aspire to overcome violence. We know that the…

How a Black Lives Matter Leader Started a ‘Freedom School’ Summer Program for Kids

Jasmine Richards views the education and empowerment of young Black and Brown children in her community to be just as important as fighting racist police brutality. By Sonali Kolhatkar Middle- and upper-income parents know that summers are an opportunity to…

Nelsy Lizarazo: “Youth and Adult Education continues to occupy a very secondary place in the agendas of the States”.

During the UNESCO sub-regional consultation for CONFINTEA VII, representatives of organisations such as CLADE, CEAAL and DVV presented their analyses of the context of Y&AE in Latin America and the Caribbean and the challenges for guaranteeing this educational modality as…

Civil society presents the challenges of the most invisible diversities of Y&AE

The education of young people and adults is not remedial, but an education that guarantees rights. The preparatory consultative event for Latin America held on the afternoon of 28 July its first meeting promoted by the Platform for Youth and…

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