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UNESCO and the Organization of Ibero-American States Launch New Publication at Seminar on Identity and Diversity in Schools

OREALC/UNESCO Santiago <br>UNESCO and the Organization of Ibero-American States Launch New Publication at Seminar on Identity and Diversity in Schools

In order to stimulate reflection and formulate proposals for inclusive education in Chile, the Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) and the Faculty of Education of Universidad Diego Portales held a seminar in Santiago on December 2 on Identity and Diversity in the university’s School of Psychology.

El cuarto volumen de la Colección Innovemos se titula “Experiencias educativas de segunda oportunidad: lecciones desde la práctica innovadora en América Latina”

During the seminar, OREALC/UNESCO Santiago, in collaboration with the Organization of Ibero-American States, launched a publication entitled ¨Experiencias educativas de segunda oportunidad: lecciones desde la práctica innovadora en América Latina¨ (Second Chance Educational Experiences: lessons from Innovative Practice in Latin America), the fourth volume of the Colección Innovemos (“Let’s Innovate Collection”). The book is the result of analysis and reflection on studies carried out in 2008 on innovative Second Chance education experiences with adolescents, young adults and adults in situations of vulnerability who had dropped out of the educational system.

The experiences and lessons presented in the book are a contribution to the development of inclusive education that would guarantee all students access to and completion of education, participation and achievement, with special emphasis on students who have been excluded or are at risk of being marginalised.

Participants heard presentations by Rosa Blanco, regional UNESCO advisor on inclusive education and Juan Eduardo García Huidobro, dean of Education of the Universidad Jesuita Alberto Hurtado. Thematic workshops were moderated by the following specialists: Paulina Godoy –on special needs education; Elisa Loncon - on cultural diversity in schools; Cecilia Richards, on education in poor areas; and Mariana Núñez, who moderated a workshop on sexual identity and gender.

  • 08-01-2010