|Time dedicated to learning . It is necessary to increase the time available to Students for learning ( Schiefelbein 1995). This could be achieved in two complementary ways: (i) enforcing the current norms on length of the school day and year and curbing teachers' absences; and (ii) modifying teaching strategies in the classroom to improve effective learning. The second alternative would have a high cost, but would favor not only the increase of time employed, but also the improvement of the educational process in the classroom.|
|Complete multi-grade schools . As pointed out earlier, there are appropriate methods to generate effective multi-grade learning processes. By means of multigrade classes it is possible to offer eight years of education in all the primary schools.|
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Publication information: Book title: Schooling for Success:Preventing Repetition and Dropout in Latin American Primary Schools. Contributors: Laura Randall - Editor, Joan B. Anderson - Editor. Publisher: M. E. Sharpe. Place of publication: Armonk, NY. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 101.
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