By Arlene Eisen – Venezuelanalysis.com, Jun 5th 2014
Ten days ago, with at least one representative from each of Venezuela’s 23 states, some 100 childcare workers gathered for a vigil outside the National Assembly. They vowed they would stay until the government acted on their demands for a living wage, benefits and recognition as workers.
Venezuela seeks to consolidate its model of university education, according to data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the South American country has the fifth highest number in the world of students enrolled in higher education.
Thanks to the Creative Classrooms Program called I like Robotics, that the Venezuelan government is promoting, children between the ages of eight and twelve years are involved in the technological advances of the country, with the building of robots.
I never heard the words “accountability”or“high stakes testing” once in a recent educator delegation to Venezuela. As a U.S. professor of teacher education, I seldom have discussions about education policies and realities in my own country without confronting these fraught concepts. But in the schools and educational systems of Venezuela? Not part of the discussion.
By Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (UK), Jul 26th 2013
Student activists gave their impression of the social transformation under way in Venezuela at a Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC) meeting in July after visiting the country. Their visit to Venezuela was organised to see the truth about the revolution, especially in the aftermath of the recent presidential elections and ongoing media distortions about the situation in the country under President Maduro. It also sought to strengthen links with grassroots youth and student movements in Venezuela.