Nov 2, 2008

The Saber - educational currency

I read in the Flemish magazine 'Klasse', that Brazil experiments with a new currency: the saber (knowledge in Portuguese). The Sabers are given to 7 year old children, who can use it to 'pay' older students for tuition and guidance on any of the topics they have trouble with. Those children can then do the same for asking coaching of even older ones, all the way up to the ones going to university. Those 17 year olds can actually use the Saber to pay for their tuition fee.

I must say I never heard of it before but I'm curious to see how well the experiment does...

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