I International Congress of Escuelas Nuevas


The 1st International Congress of Escuelas Nuevas was held by FEN in Armenia (Quindio - Colombia) on April 3th, 4th and 5th 2003, with the support of the National Ministry of Education, the National Federation of Coffee Growers and the Regional Government of Quindio. More than 1,000 attendees and delegations from 14 countries participated. The event counted with the presence and collaboration of institutions such as UNICEF, ECLAC, OEI, SECAB, UNESCO, UNDP, International Plan, The Fund for Environmental Action, and The World Bank.

The purposes of the Congress were:

  • To emphasize the relevance of the Escuela Nueva model as a valid innovation for the improvement of rural and urban basic education, and to promote equity and democratic behavior.
  • Facilitate the exchange of results, derived from the implementation of the model in different Colombian contexts and in other countries.
  • Show results of Escuela Nueva assessments conducted by national and international entities.
  • Strengthen the network of teachers of Escuela Nueva in the country and the region of the Americas and the Caribbean.

It was an opportunity to convoke to the II International Congress, to ensure the improvement of the quality of education.




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