Access to quality and inclusive secondary education
Ensuring all adolescents have the same opportunities to learn and thrive
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Despite Latin American and Caribbean countries' efforts, gaps in access to quality secondary education persist throughout the region1.
These indicators show that a significant proportion of adolescents will not have the opportunity to learn and develop the skills required to ensure their successful participation in a constantly evolving work environment, especially after the pandemic.
Secondary education, which comprises moderately complex learning, provides educational activities based on primary education that prepare adolescents for university and tertiary education and their entry into the labor market.
What do we do?
Through our global initiative Reimagining Education, we seek to drive the transformation of education in the digital world to ensure that students and schools have:
- Increased connectivity and access to devices (computers and tablets).
- World-class digital learning solutions, not only to improve learning outcomes, but also to close the gaps through remote learning opportunities, including in formal, non-formal and informal education.
- Learning contents adapted to the virtual environment and free educational applications.
- Opportunities to ensure the active participation of adolescents and youth, including the most marginalized, in decisions regarding the quality and relevance of the teaching-learning process.
We continue to support the development and implementation of policies and programs to foster transferable, digital and work/entrepreneurship-related skills, emphasizing out-of-school and excluded adolescents.
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1 UNICEF global databases based on Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, and other national household surveys, 2021.