María Isabel Santillana
Fellow Since 1995
This description of María Isabel Santillana's work was prepared when María Isabel Santillana was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
María Santillana is engaged in an imaginative effort to upgrade the skills and improve the performance of public school teachers, particularly in disadvantaged rural areas. The tools that she employs in that effort include a series of training programs carefully tailored to the most pressing needs of their participants and a national magazine that enables teachers to share innovative materials and teaching methods.
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