Learning from Parents and Students to Improve Education In Brazil
Improving educational outcomes for Brazil’s low-to-middle-income families depends on innovations that include the participation and input of parents and students.
According to the results of the first of its kind in-depth study, commissioned by Omidyar Network and Lemann Foundation, in partnership with research partner Plano CDE, significant, non-educational barriers prevent families from connecting with the educational opportunities they prefer and support. These constraints include logistics, transportation, safety, and lack of nearby out-of-school programs.
Educational technology that is designed with these issues as a foundation can play an enormous role in better student outcomes and more informed parental decisions, but entrepreneurs seeking to innovate in education in Brazil must truly understand the pain points of parents and students to articulate the value proposition of these products to parents.