Cuba Stresses the Importance of Humanistic Values in Education

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Havana, June 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexican professor and researcher Sandra Valera highlighted today here the importance of teaching based on humanism, in the context of the second session of the International Congress on Science and Education.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Valera expressed her satisfaction with the priorities of the Cuban education system, marked by democracy, freedom, welfare and equal opportunities for children and young people.

She also noted that unfortunately the competency-based approach, similar to that of a business system, prevails in some countries, without taking into account that education has nothing to do with this area.

We have to prepare students for life but from the deepest values, she added, and stressed the legacies of the Cuban National Hero, José Martí.

Making reference to the project she presented, she said that it deals with the systematization of educational research work of young people to be titled by diploma paper, a modality adopted in 2012 after the implementation in her country of a teacher reform.

The study focuses on rural normal schools and part of the experience in the Lázaro Cárdenas teaching center, in the State of Mexico, to which she belongs.

The academic meeting, convened by the Ministry of Education of Cuba and the Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, brings together experts from 15 nations and will meet until next Friday in this capital.

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