Early Schooling: Teachers Make the Difference

  • Samuel Berlinski
  • Norbert Schady
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School enrollment in the early grades is close to universal in Latin America and the Caribbean, but the quality of education is generally poor. As a result, many children in the region learn little in their first years of formal schooling. Since early education is considered vital for economic and social progress, the region’s failure in this area is of great concern.


Dominican Republic Wealth Quintile Early Schooling Instructional Support Kindergarten Student 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Berlinski
    • 1
  • Norbert Schady
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuffield CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityUSA

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