Coexistence, attendance and exams: they debate a new academic regime in secondary schools

Specialists, officials and directors of public and private secondary schools throughout the province of Buenos Aires will begin to discuss a new academic regime with the aim of “accompanying and improving the educational trajectories” of the students, as reported in the Buenos Aires Government. Under the premise “The school makes pedagogy”, 92 meetings will be held in the different school districts.

This is the first part of the cycle of conversations organized by the Provincial Directorate of Secondary Education of the province of Buenos Aires, while the second stage will take place in the month of August. “The idea is to discuss the organization of secondary school to advance in the writing of a new academic regime, with a debate that promotes meeting spaces to recover the wealth of pedagogical knowledge,” explained the Provincial Director of Secondary Education of the Province from Buenos Aires, Gustavo Galliin dialogue with the state news agency Telam.

The provincial official further explained that the academic regime “regulates and organizes the daily life of secondary life in relation, for example, coexistence, attendance or the system of evaluations and approval of subjects”. Along these lines, he also recalled that the current academic regime is the one that was approved in 2011, for which he highlighted the need for an update that includes the experience of these years, including the two coronavirus pandemics in which the usual teaching channels were affected.

“You have to take the experience of these years and think about what secondary school boys and girls need today,” the official pointed out and added: “The regime that is in force today is a regime that we need to review, put into debate, but in turn the pandemic brought us new ways of thinking about the organization of the school, of thinking about teaching and evaluation, which we have the obligation to attend to.” , listen and value”.

Galli said that with the arrival of the coronavirus, the academic system “was put on hold because other organizational guidelines related to the 2020-2021 biennium were applied.” “For this year 2022 we made a document that has to do with evaluation guidelines and with the commitment to review the current academic regimen and reach a new one,” he explained.

Almost 3,000 directors of secondary schools in Buenos Aires, 100 inspectors and 80 reference directors of permanent teacher training will participate in this cycle of conversations in 92 meetings, each of them with 35 directors throughout the province of Buenos Aires. It will be conducted by inspectors together with territorial references for permanent training, who will work with groups of between 30 and 35 school directors. “Rethinking the academic system is a necessity,” said Galli, who also commented that the cycle will include the voices of the students summoned for the month of September.

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