Friday, July 3, 2009

Cuba: Education as a strategy for dealing with the global economic crisis.



April 11, 2008 lecture by Gwendolyn Floyd and Joshua Kauffman for the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547).

This lecture shares REGIONAL's recent in-field Cuban research that spans the socio-technological, the political, and the top-secret. It reveals how their research led to the design of a simple and affordable digital device that would potentially accelerate Cuban social change. It also discusses how an understanding of Cuba's development in a technologically walled garden offers us the chance to consider this closed-system metaphor for how the world is increasingly accepting itself to be.

CS 547 | Human-Computer Interaction Seminar:
http://hci.stanford.edu/seminar/

Stanford University:
http://www.stanford.edu/










The global economic crisis will last at least ten years in rich countries is that while heavy industry takes to search for new structures has led to the Cuban authorities to take urgent action as a strategy for durable goods such as the education.
Emergency measures taken by the Cubans in recent days.
1.-Overall reform of the education system with regard to computer science, mathematics, technology and science.
2.-New concept of secondary technical and vocational education schemes.
3 .- Increase pay for teachers and staff related to education with a new tax of 5% for the national economy.
4 .- More jobs for teachers, more sabbaticals and analysis programs.
5 .- Cubans pay double or more of wages to any retired teacher who wants to return to their place in Cuban schools.
These are the information that we have collected in various international media. Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, RFlorida, 34233.

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