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Escuela Nueva

Escuela Nueva

Summary: The Escuela Nueva model was originally developed in the mid-1970s to improve the quality of rural public schools in Colombia. Centered around the use of an active learning methodology, Escuela Nueva was adopted as a national policy in Colombia and has been replicated in 16 countries around the world. --- Escuela Nueva is a renowned pedagogical model centered around the needs of the student that transforms conventional, teacher-centered schools to achieve high quality education. It is one of the longest running bottom-up innovations in the developing world. Since targeting isolated, multi-grade schools in rural areas of Colombia in the 1970s, Escuela Nueva was adopted by the Colombian government as a national education policy a...

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Escuela Nueva

The Escuela Nueva model was originally developed in the mid-1970s to improve the quality of rural public schools in Colombia. Centered around the use of an active learning methodology, Escuela Nuev...

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  • Description of Scale and Reach

    The first application of the Escuela Nueva model reached 500 students in the North Santander, Boyacá, and Cundinamarca departments of Colombia. By 1987, the model expanded to 24,000 schools and was adopted by the Colombian government as a national education policy. In the 1990s, Escuela Nueva was introduced to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, mainly through governments, and has now been implemented by 16 countries worldwide. Most recently, the national Vietnamese government began to implement the model in all rural and urban schools.

  • Countries

    Colombia, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Uganda, Philippines, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, India, Honduras, Guyana, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Chile, Brazil