Affect change within schools
Escuela Nueva is a model of active, cooperative, self-paced learning and experiential teacher training. By shifting the focus of education to the learners, the model promotes an active, reflective and participatory learning process. Teachers act as facilitators of learning rather than presenters of facts. The role of supervisors and principals is seen as orienting rather than controlling, serving as a motivator for teachers to continue the innovation. Partnerships between teachers, learners and the local community are promoted, offering parents, relatives and the community at large the opportunity to participate in school activities.