Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This profile was prepared when Juana Loayza was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
Juana Loayza, an expert in education and the natural sciences, has improved the teaching of mathematics and the sciences to public school children in Peru, in a method that links these subjects to the natural and social environments of the students. She began with a successful experimental effort in four schools in Arequipa and three in Lima and is now focused on expanding her work nationwide.
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