This week’s edition of EdCast, featuring host and Hostos English Professor Linda Hirsch, examines Cuba and the future of education, as it poses the question: “Can Cuba maintain its international position in the forefront of literacy education?”

Guests included Hostos professors Elys Vasquez-Isan (Education) and Elisabeth Tappeiner (Library), who recently visited Cuba with other Hostos colleagues to exchange ideas and practices.

Part One of this two-part series considers the early childhood years in Cuba, and Part Two looks at higher education. It promises to be a candid, up-to-the minute discussion about education practices in Cuba today and how the U.S. can help promote positive change.

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EdCast Clip

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Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.