Education in the slums of Rio and Kibera

| April 12, 2011

“Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education — and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world’s poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become” (Reference: TedTalk website).

Other work by Charles Leadbeather:

Learning from the Extremes: “Published early in 2010 by Cisco, Learning from the Extemes examines how social entrepreneurs around the world are devising new approaches to learning in extreme social circumstances – favelas, slums, informal settlements – when there are few teachers, schools, text books. The radically innovative approaches they develop challenge conventional wisdom about schooling and provide new insights into how the developed world should reform its education systems” (Reference: Charles Leadbeather website)

What’s Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Education: “Leadbeater asks how can we build on the most radical innovations in today’s schools to create a new approach to learning fit for the century to come? He argues that the current approach to educational reform is running out of steam. Improvements in results have reached a plateau. Educational inequality remains stubbornly high. But some ‘next practices’ in innovative schools indicate a fresh approach which energises learners and teachers alike” (Reference: Innovation Unit).

Other sources on this topic:

Argentina

Bangladesh

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Amazon

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