How can we prevent students from repeating the school year?
Nearly 1 out of every 2 students in Latin America does not finish high school.
Students who are help back in school are at greater risk of dropping out.
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Low-income students are at even greater risk of repeating grades and dropping out of school. In his short film "Written Off," produced for GRADUATE XXI, Mexican director Nicolas Pereda asks if going to school is a sound decision when money is tight.
Here are two solutions to this social problem, the first will be discussed in terms of a quick solution implementation and the second is structural:
1) Short-term sustained reduction of repetition of school settings requires mechanisms for the prevention, detection and action to either prevent or remedy a deficiency of time educating him in knowledge and academic practices.
-Implementation of creativity, innovation, imagination and analytical skills as factors that must be mainstreamed in every class.
-Extended school hours from 7am to 4pm.
-Use of technology as a mechanism to reinforce what they learned in class.
2) A long-term structural and lasting solution to the increasing rates of repetition should be a truly innovative proposal to change the educational paradigm linked to sanctions and punishment, for a new educational paradigm that emphasizes learning and young talent.
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