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Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences: Forty Years at the Service of Education

  • Written by Yenia Silva / Photo: Juvenal Balán

The ICCP faces the challenge of developing the professionalism of researchers, according to Dr. Silvia Navarro Quintero.At a time when efforts to improve Cuba's national education system are regularly discussed in the media, a look at the country's Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences (ICCP), is in order. Researchers here are making an important contribution to perfecting Cuban schools, and moreover, the institution is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Since its founding, November 30, 1976, some 4,681 educators from 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have graduated from the higher learning institution, the majority having earned a Masters degree, while the number of PhD students to have completed their studies has reached 632.

Revolutionary Cuba's 1961 Literacy Campaign: A Generation's Incalculable Contribution

  • Written by Yenia Silva / Photo: Archive

Young volunteer teachers reached even the most remote regions within the country.What did it mean for a small country like Cuba to eliminate illiteracy in just one year, with a massive, popular campaign? What changes did learning to read and write bring to the lives of illiterate individuals? What would have been the country's fate if the effort had not be made?

No one doubts that undertaking such an ambitious effort would not have been possible without the nascent Revolution. The campaign not only taught reading and writing, but served as well to dignify the noble vocation of teaching, and transformed the foundation of national life by guaranteeing access to education for all.

Cuban Educators Ratify Commitment to Fidel's Legacy

  • Written by PL

Velázquez said that Cuban professionals have a duty to bring education to others beyond CubaHavana.- Cuba's education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, today reaffirmed the commitment of teachers to the legacy of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro.

'His lessons of loyalty to duty and absolute dedication to the wonderful work of training the new generation, make him bigger,' Velázquez said in a message of congratulation on the occasion of Educator's Day, which commemorates the 55th anniversary of the declaration of Cuba as territory free of illiteracy.