Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Education in Guatemala

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Reading at the international book fair.

I keep thinking about the last comment related to Guatemala City readers; what’s going on nationally? well, it turns out, it’s a whole different story:

  • Extreme poverty is one of the factors have the greatest impact on educational coverage.
  • Girls have a lower probability of attending school than boys.
  • Being from the rural area has no strong impact on children from 7 to 12 years. However, for All children from 13 to 18 years their probability to enroll in the system decreases if they reside in this area.
  • Access to basic services has a positive impact. Access to services is also related to the decision to send the school the child by reducing the time spent on housework.

The evaluation of the first degree by USAID in 2004 indicated that only 48.0% of children could read and understand a simple sentence of five words that contains a suitable lexicon, 45.3% met the criterion of sums, 38.6% in subtraction and a 27.5% global criteria of mathematics, showing significant variations between different departments.

The indigenous population was 7 points lower than non-indigenous in reading and 2 points in math, and rural 16 points less in reading and 10 points lower in math against the urban population.

ICEFI, AED/USAID

On the way

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

You wouldn’t believe this, but this area is surrounded by museums and at least four educational institutions. But it’s a good indicator of what’s happening.

A walk in the universities

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

If you ever had the chance to visit schools at being in a new city will know that happens to be an uplifting and inspiring experience; when you’re in the Guatemala City give yourself the chance to visit some of the universities, in the main photo appears University of San Carlos de Guatemala also know as La San Carlos and Galileo University located in zona 12 and zona 10.