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Rector Rolando M. Guzmán presents his blog "Queteletismos"

In its most recent entry, the rector of INTEC analyzes the scope of the Educational Pact as a document of political consensus

Rector Rolando M. Guzmán presents his blog "Queteletismos"

SANTO DOMINGO.- The rector of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Dr. Rolando M. Guzmán, will share weekly his reflections on topics such as education, economics, history and political science through his blog "Queteletismos".

In addition to regular publications on various topics of interest, the Rector writes the section "What am I reading?" With excerpts and his impressions of different books, so that his followers know about his literary preferences and the experiences after each reading.

In his first publication, the Rector of INTEC develops the theme "Why Queteletismos?", In which he explains the title of the blog. It is a homage to the Belgian mathematician Adolphe Quételet, pioneer in the study of the statistical regularity of social phenomena and formulator of the well-known Body Mass Index.

The second installment, "An invertebrate middle class," analyzes the Dominican middle class while seeking an explanation for its apparent passivity. "While in other countries the middle income stratum is essentially made up of professionals, with formal jobs and access to social security systems, in our country it has a precarious standard of living, and it seems to be on the verge of poverty," he says.

Finally, in "The educational pact: dream or reality?" Guzmán narrates his experience as a participant in the discussions of the document that seeks consensus in the educational policies of the coming years. "I found elementary school students embodying an exciting vision about the school they aspire to; at another time, I observed discussions among teachers around the current curriculum; and, in the last stage, I witnessed ministers, rectors, businessmen, trade unionists and leaders of civil society write proposals and counterproposals with the enthusiasm of adolescents, "he shares.

Guzmán is an economist with a Ph.D. in Economics and a master's degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a Master's degree in Quantitative Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre-Brazil) and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro-Brazil).

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