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There is evidence that the teacher issue has received little attention, even from their own practitioners and organisations, as it has been limited to salary demands or to the provision of training on educational programmes and projects, not always with successful outcomes.
Professional career and evaluationWorking and health conditionsInitial and in-service trainingLeadership of school authoritiesTeachers and ICTs
Strengthening teachers’ involvement in educational change, with a view to fulfilling Education for All (EFA) goals, is one of the areas of focus of the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRELAC). This requires a clear understanding of the complex nature of the teacher issue and the multiple factors affecting teachers’ performance which, in turn, have a direct bearing on student performance.
From this perspective, OREALC/UNESCO Santiago advocates a wider understanding of the teacher issue that incorporates the human and professional development dimension, and takes into account: the formulation of comprehensive policies; social recognition of the teaching profession; on-going training across all educational levels; the teaching career; salary policies; performance evaluation; and human and cultural development programmes, among others.
New, open source database helps track country progress in education
UNESCO Regional Strategy on Teachers
1, 2, 3 questions to
Paz Portales, specialist program coordinator of the Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean
“In Latin America and the Caribbean many teachers are using ICTs in their classrooms but lack formal training to ensure that they are used effectively and appropriately”.
Antecedentes y Criterios para Elaboración de Políticas Docentes en América Latina y el Caribe
Abstract by Cristián Cox
Entrevista a Ana María Raad, directora de TICs y Educación Fundación Chile
José Luis Guzmán (PREAL): "Los docentes deben responder a la heterogeneidad de los estudiantes"
“La progresiva desconfianza sobre las competencias profesionales de los docentes es un pendiente social”
Regional Project on Teachers Policy for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO/CEPPE)
Chile: Recovery Begins with Teachers" World Teachers’ Day 2010 (4'59", in Spanish)
Mrs. Paz Portales - OREALC/UNESCO Santiago