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This edition: The ABCs of Cuban Education: How Cuba Wiped Out Illiteracy in One Year

Episode Details

First aired: November 2, 2011.

EdCast explores issues in education today. With Linda Hirsch, Jim Carney.

Dr. Linda Hirsch visits Cuba for a first-hand look at Cuba's strides in wiping out illiteracy. The program also examines post-revolution education in Cuba today against a backdrop of social, economic and political changes. Interviews with educators in Cuba, and Jim Carney speaks with CUNY Cuban scholars in the United States.

Guest List

Prof. Laird W. Bergad Distinguished Professor of Latin American & Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College/CUNY

Dr. Luisa Campos Director, Cuban National Museum of the Literacy Campaign

Mario Gonzalez-Corzo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics, Lehman College/CUNY