The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 7: Conclusion

I love sharing about Cuba, so I hope you, my reader friend, learned a few new things, even if they weren’t about the educational system of Cuba. Please understand any of the political views here are my own and do not reflect the views or policies at ECE.

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 6: New President & New Constitution

Since we visited in the spring of 2018, a new president has taken over in Cuba. Miguel Díaz-Canel is the first non-Castro president in generations. But he is from Villa Clara, so he grew up in that highly political environment. Regardless of your politic

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 5: Cuba & Venezuela

Cuba loves to venerate their national heroes. And the province we visited this year is vocally proud of their revolutionary history. Ernesto “Che” Guevara is buried there. Even though I know political publicity is to be expected in Cuba, there was more p

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 4: Celebrating 500 Years of Havana

It was hard to miss the 500th anniversary signs that appeared across Havana. They had not been there in 2018. They were new for the yearlong celebration. The actual anniversary, which commemorates the relocation of the city of Villa de San Cristobal de l

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The AACRAO Cuba Project in 2019 Part 3: New Curricula and Thematic Plans

What a difference a year makes! When we were there last year we heard people talking about curricular changes that were coming. The main feature was reducing programs from five years of study to four. And by this year large swaths of incoming students ha

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