09 October 2022

All adolescents learn in Argentina

Argentina in Numbers, Argentina in Figures, What do we do?, We are driven to ensure that adolescents access and complete secondary education and acquire essential knowledge and fundamental, transferable and digital skills to develop and participate in their communities and society now and in the future. For this purpose, we promote adolescent-centered innovative educational models and support the training…, Learn about our work, We have set out to strengthen the adolescent education agenda, emphasizing adolescents living in the most vulnerable conditions. We support national and provincial educational governments and provide them with financial support to advance their agenda in favour of adolescents, specifically: Providing adolescents with equitable and inclusive…, Education models and rural secondary schools, Implementing flexible, inclusive and quality educational models for adolescents that teach them fundamental, transferable and digital skills for the 21 st century, with emphasis on reducing gender, social and territorial disparities. Strengthening Technology-based Rural Schools ( Secundarias Rurales Mediadas por Tecnologías ) and PLaNEA, a New…, Training of technical teams, managers and teachers, Training technical teams, managers and teachers to develop educational models and new adolescent-centered teaching and learning practices, with emphasis on ensuring fundamental knowledge (mathematics, language, social and natural sciences), technology integration, comprehensive sex education, civic skills and STEM competencies, especially among…, Actively search for and re-engage out-of-school adolescents, Implementing strategies to actively search for and re-engage out-of-school adolescents through MUNA (Municipality United for Children and Adolescents ), a capacity-building strategy targeting local agents.
07 October 2022

All children and adolescents learn in Latin America and the Caribbean

Why is learning in Latin America and the Caribbean critical?, Although preschool, primary and secondary education enrollment rates in Latin America and the Caribbean have increased in recent decades, this has led to improved learning achievements., Learning poverty in the region could undermine the future of 0–18-year-olds and the countries’ economic prospects., UNI270722 UNICEF/UNI270722/William Urdaneta Primary Latin America and the Caribbean will likely become the region with the largest increase in the learning poverty rate. This is because it had the most prolonged school closures globally, causing students to lose an average of 225 full school days. Moreover, in early 2022, the region had one of the…, What are we doing?, We have set out to support governments in taking the necessary steps to address the current learning crisis by providing advice to: Undertake the necessary reforms to close the gap in educational resources and take advantage of information and communication technologies. Increase enrollment, especially of the most marginalized children and…, Learning loss makes it difficult for students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full potential and participate equally in society and the job market., Learn more about our work to support learning, Explore our resources, 1 World Bank, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Institute for Statistics, United Nations Children's Fund, Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office, USAID and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The State of Global Learning Poverty: 2022 Update Conference edition , June 23, 2022, citing: Azevedo et al., 2020. …
27 September 2022

Adolescent Development and Participation

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 106 million people are experiencing the second decade of life. These are adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 who are facing physical changes, building social relationships and shaping emotional and mental skills decisive for their development. This phase is essential in defining who they want to be in the…, Critical issues affecting adolescents and young people in Latin America and the Caribbean ,   Every day, adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean encounter barriers to developing their full potential. Predominant challenges in the region include a rising rate of youth violence; one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world; unaddressed physical and mental health needs, and limited opportunities to develop skills needed…, What do we do?, Participation Support adolescent's agency and participation, to promote their positive development so they can influence the environments in which they live. We engage adolescents and youth in safe spaces where they gain the skills they need to become agile, adaptive citizens and can raise awareness of the issues that concern them, bringing ideas into action., Social norms Strengthen efforts in transforming social norms and behaviors,, and foster strong connections and communications between adolescents, parents, communities, and institutions. Adolescence is often seen as rebellious and difficult to deal with. However, in a favorable environment, adolescents can thrive and positively impact the communities where they live., Systems Enhance systems for an integral approach to adolescent development., Due to their rapid intellectual, emotional, and physical development, adolescents have different needs than children and adults, posing a distinctive challenge for public policies, services and delivery platforms.  It is vital to address the full range of adolescents' needs and consider their age and gender across sectors (including education,…, Know about our resources