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Chile's model for educating poor children : Les enfants pauvres et l'ecole : le modele Chilien (French)

Chilean education is a model other countries may aspire to, but what can a country learn from Chile's experience if it does not have relatively high per capita income, low levels of corruption, capacity for sustained learning assessments, cultural sensitivity about the poor, and affectionate behavior toward children? Students from countries as diverse as South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan, when asked what makes a good school, agreed on three things: good teacher-pupil relationships, support for overcoming learning difficulties, and good communications with parents. The following ingredients from Chile's successful recipe for education may be useful: 1) developing the affective domain; 2) demonstrating culturally appropriate affection and acceptance; 3) making the school attractive; 4) using group work and peer tutoring; 5) fostering important research skills among students by allowing them to search for answers individually and in groups; 6) creating competitions that require group diagnosis and problem-solving by teachers; 7) hiring school monitors to provide academic and enrichment support; 8) providing enrichment materials for cognitive stimulation in early childhood; 9) providing special education; and 10) targeting school vouchers to the poor.


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    Campbell-Page, Elizabeth [editor-in-chief]

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    Les enfants pauvres et l'ecole : le modele Chilien

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Campbell-Page, Elizabeth [editor-in-chief]

Chile's model for educating poor children : Les enfants pauvres et l'ecole : le modele Chilien (French). OED Precis,no. 212 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.