In recent decades, the transformation of Latin American and Caribbean education systems has been particularly dynamic. Research on educational innovations has shown that despite intense activity in the region, dissemination and exchange mechanisms are underdeveloped, and systematisation, evaluation and research are practically non-existent, thus hindering change and learning processes.
In the light of these findings, UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, created a regional interactive website and permanent forum for reflection, production, exchange and the collective construction of knowledge. This led to the establishment of the Regional Education Innovations Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (INNOVEMOS), an initiative that seeks to contribute to improving the quality of education in its various modalities, levels and programmes.
The present publication, the third volume of the INNOVEMOS Collection, presents an analysis and reflection on a series of innovative educational experiences in the areas of democratic coexistence, inclusive education, and the development of a culture of peace carried out in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. These studies were conducted within the framework of the First Competitive Fund for Research Projects on Educational Innovations launched in 2007 by the INNOVEMOS Network.
Both the research conducted and the lessons learnt represent an important contribution to the development of a democratic, participative, and pluralistic education, the driving force behind a culture of care and solidarity.
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