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Regional Policy Dialogue: Infrastructure in the XXIst Century and Learning

Date: 26 Oct 2010 to 27 Oct 2010

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Santiago, Chile

The IADB’s Education Division, in collaboration with Chile’s Ministry of Education, hosted a 2-day workshop on October 26 and 27, 2010 in Santiago, Chile.  The work shop engaged the vice-ministers of education from the region and top experts on Education and Infrastructure in a dialogue on the Infrastructure in the XXIst Century and Learning. In this event the following topics were discussed: XXIst century schools for preprimary, elementary, and middle schools; the use of modern technology; green schools; and alternative methods of financing school infrastructure with the participation of the private sector. There was also room for discussion regarding the school construction within areas of high earthquake and hurricane propensity. Finally, the influence of proper designs and structures of buildings on student learning was examined. 

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