Sep 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hull, Darrell M.; Booker, Dana D.; Näslund-Hadley, Emma
El presente estudio analizó las características de los docentes de Belice que hipotéticamente podían correlacionarse con la autoeficacia de los mismos. Controlado por estas características, el…
May 2016
Author(s): Bassi, Marina; Blumberg, Rae Lesser; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes
This paper analyzes gender bias in teaching in low-performing schools in Chile. To carry out the analyses, the authors used videotaped classes for fourth graders and coded 237 tapings. Results show a…
May 2013
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Alonzo, Haydée; Martin, Dougal
Belize is paying a lot for education but getting little. More youth are outside the school system than in it and many fail to make the transition to the workforce. More and more youth drop out of…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Martínez, Ernesto; Loera Varela, Armando; Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel
En Paraguay, durante los últimos tres años, el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura y el BID han participado juntos en el estudio de lo que sucede en la educación de matemáticas y ciencias en este país…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Martínez, Ernesto; Loera Varela, Armando; Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel
In Paraguay, for the past three years the Ministry of Education and Culture and the IDB have jointly studied what works in math and science education in Paraguay. During this time we have been…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Alfonso, Mariana; Bos, María Soledad; Duarte, Jesús; Rondón, Carlos; Schady, Norbert; Verdisco, Aimee; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Moreno, Martín; Mizala, Alejandra; Gargiulo, Carlos; Severin, Eugenio; Capota, Christine; Rosero Moncayo, José; Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo; Sánchez Cobo, Fernando; Bassi, Marina; Santiago, Ana; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Chemello, Graciela; Cabrol, Marcelo; Székely, Miguel
¿Es posible mejorar la calidad de la educación en América Latina y el Caribe? Según los expertos autores de estas páginas, hay soluciones pero no atajos: se trata de comenzar de cero y de apuntalar…
Aug 2012
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel; Martínez, Ernesto; Ludlow, Caitlin
¿A los cuatro o cinco años operan con álgebra, aritmética y geometría? Puede que resulte difícil de creer, pero si visita una clase de prescolar en la región Cordillera de Paraguay, verá niños que…
Aug 2012
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel; Martínez, Ernesto; Ludlow, Caitlin
That four- and five-year-olds can do algebra, arithmetic, and geometry may be hard to believe. But if you visit a preschool classroom in the Cordillera region of Paraguay, you will see children who…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Bassi, Marina; Covacevich, Catalina
Elige Educar is a Chilean public-private initiative that seeks to improve the appreciation of teachers and encourage high-performing students to study education by means of media campaigns, talks to…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Bassi, Marina; Covacevich, Catalina
Elige Educar es una iniciativa público-privada chilena que busca mejorar la valoración de los docentes e incentivar que estudiantes destacados estudien pedagogía, a partir de campanas mediáticas,…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Cabrol, Marcelo; Rondón, Carlos
School attendance in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has increased exponentially in the last two decades, almost every child goes to primary school and access to preschool and high school is…
Nov 2010
Author(s): Alfonso, Mariana; Santiago, Ana; Bassi, Marina
Enseña Chile (ECh) is one model in the direction of helping close the achievement gap between low-income and high-income students in Chile, and is a first adaptation of the Teach for America (TFA)…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Cabrol, Marcelo; Ibarrarán, Pablo
Primary-school students in Argentina score low in international assessments of learning, particularly in math and science. To help remedy this situation, the Inter-American Development Bank is…
May 2009
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Kipp, Scott; Cruz, Jessica; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Steiner-Khamsi, Gita
This working paper discusses the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) pilot program carried out by the Haitian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) conducted in collaboration with the IDB.…