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How Social-Emotional Learning Can Reduce School Drop-Out

Maybe I was biased in the sessions I chose to attend, but it seemed like social-emotional learning—also referred to as life skills, softs skills, or transferable skills—was popping up a lot at the Comparative and International Education (CIES) annual conference in Vancouver.

Steps to Systems Change for Vocational Training in Mexico

When I last saw Alejandro Jaimes, in September of 2015, he was working in Mexico’s northern industrial heartland of Nuevo Leon as the regional director of CONALEP, part of the country’s vocational training system. A month later he was unemployed, as can happen to any government official when elections bring in a new regime. So, what will happen to the changes that Alejandro and his team introduced?