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AQ Podcast: A Lost Generation? The Crisis in Latin American Schools

Recent success could be undone – unless the region embraces bold ideas, says a leading expert on education in the COVID era.
Nikita Kataev

Students in Latin America missed more school because of the pandemic than any other part of the world. What will this mean for the region’s long-term prosperity? Fernando Reimers, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-editor of Learning to Build Better Futures for Education, joins AQ to discuss the toll COVID has taken on Latin American education – and what businesses, policymakers and educators can do to avoid another “lost decade.”

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Guests

Fernando Reimers, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is co-editor of Learning to Build Better Futures for Education, a book documenting case studies on education inno­vation during the pandemic. He is also the author of several other works looking at the impact of COVID on education.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

Supplemental reading: 

How to Reverse COVID’s Toll on Latin American Education by Fernando Reimers

Argentina’s Creative Work to Get Kids Back in Class by Natalie Alcoba

GRAPHIC: The Hard Truth About Latin America’s Education Crisis by Emilie Sweigart


Tags: AQ Podcast, Education, The COVID Generation
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