ERIC Number: EJ678223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
A Model for Improving Rural Schools: Escuela Nueva in Colombia and Guatemala.
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v2 n2 Apr 2000
A Colombian model of rural elementary education has increased student achievement. Basic characteristics are active learning, structured yet flexible and multifaceted nature, extensive training and support for teachers, and opportunities for meaningful involvement of students, teachers, and community members. A Guatemalan reform based on the model and implemented in one-teacher schools for Mayan students demonstrates that the model can be transferred to different contexts. (Contains 36 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Collegiality, Community Involvement, Comparative Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation, Models, Professional Autonomy, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, Teacher Education
For full text: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/cice/articles/rk122.htm/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia; Guatemala