The nineties and the first decade of the second millennium have been especially dynamic in terms of transformations of educational systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Studies of educational innovation have shown that many innovative activities are being carried out in the region that remain unknown and which are not shared among countries. Such experiences are not made systematic, evaluated or researched and optimum use is not made of processes of change and.
Given this situation, the Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), established the Education Innovations Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (INNOVEMOS), to promote the improvement of education at all levels and in all modalities and programmes.
The publication, the fourth volume of the Colección Innovemos (“ Let’s Innovate Collection”), is the result of analysis and reflection on a series of studies carried out in 2008 on innovative second chance educational experiences with adolescents, young adults and adults from extremely vulnerable social and educational milieus who had been outside the education system for several years and had not completed their compulsory education. Research teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Uruguay took part and presentations on experiences in these countries were presented.
You are invited to read, analyse and compare this publication, in the hope that we may together continue to build a common framework of reference on theory and practice for change and innovation in the region.