Learning in Twenty-First Century Schools: Note 1: Series Introduction

Dec 2014
This series of notes summarizes work performed by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean under the Project on Learning in Twenty-First Century Schools, a Technical Cooperation on Regional Public Goods funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project's main aim was to study, jointly with the countries of the region, the states and challenges of schools infrastructure, to suggest solutions, and to encourage the adoption of subregional building standards. The Caribbean countries were particularly interested in possibilities for public-private partnerships for financing schools infrastructure, and the countries of Central America and the Andean region were keen on the prevention of natural disasters. In general, all recognized the need to have a workable system for school maintenance and a flexible, real-time way of keeping track of the state of the stock of educational infrastructure.