|Advising on the Adaptation of Escuela Nueva for International Use|
The Escuela Nueva model has been researched and visited by more than 40 countries interested in implementing the model, and has inspired educational reform in several countries.
Since FEN was created, in 1987, it has promoted and led the internationalization of the model in several countries in the world. Our international program aims to strengthen, build capacity and expand on the experience of Escuela Nueva in Latin America and the Caribbean, and begin adapting the program in a way that maintains its integrity and quality in other countries and new population contexts.
The most important focus area is multi-grade rural schools, although there are also interventions in marginalized urban areas and vulnerable populations in emergency contexts.
Based on the model, we design and develop strategies to successfully implement Escuela Nueva where it does not exist or to strengthen and expand Escuela Nueva in countries where it is already working. This technical assistance focuses primarily on training, capacity building and mentoring of facilitators and designing, producing learning guides, organizing model schools and monitoring and evaluating the model.
We have also developed new instruments and products to complement and enrich the model and support continuous improvement and expansion.
FEN projects and intervention have worked in the following countries: Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic, East Timor and Vietnam.