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Teacher Policy Seminar 2018

Are teacher policies in Latin America effective? What can countries do to strengthen and support teacher selection, development and performance?

Sarah Stanton

Event Summaries ˙

Costa Rica: The state of teacher policies

In the past fifteen years, the Costa Rican education system has enacted important efforts in areas such as curricular reforms, better training and salary increases for in-service teachers, investments in infrastructure, support for vulnerable student populations and increases in teacher accreditation. However, there are actions and linkages remaining to achieve this qualitative jump.

Isabel Román Vega, Valeria Lentini

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Panama: The State of Teacher Policies

Despite recent advances, the Panamanian education system continues to suffer from chronic problems, and, increasingly, education has become a national concern. This report evaluates the current state of teacher policies and offers a set of recommendations for addressing existing challenges and bottlenecks.

Nanette Svenson

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Teacher Policies in Guatemala: 2018 Update

El Diálogo Interamericano y el Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales (CIEN) organizaron un evento que analizó el estado actual de las políticas docentes en Guatemala, y en particular, los avances que han transcurrido en los últimos tres años.

Sarah Stanton,

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Teaching for Success: Teacher Policies in Shanghai and Lessons for Central America

Teacher quality is one of the variables that most influences educational outcomes. Shanghai, one of the best-performing education systems in the world, has a complex teacher policy framework that emphasizes high entry standards and continuous improvement. What lessons can Shanghai’s teacher policies offer Central America?

Eduardo Vélez Bustillo, Jin Chi

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Peru: The State of Teacher Policies

What is the state of the teaching profession in Peru? A new report analyzes challenges and opportunities for teacher policies in the country.

Ricardo Cuenca, Julio César Vargas Castro

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The Future of Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new report from the Education program analyzes trends in education policy and outcomes, as well as in development assistance and investment. It identifies spaces for US-LAC partnership for new and continued engagement.

Sarah Stanton, Ariel Fiszbein

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Pen, pencil, paper: School resources in Chile

How can Chile use school resources more effectively to ensure educational equity, strengthen leadership and improve teaching?

Ariel Fiszbein, Paulo Santiago, Sandra García Jaramillo, Thomas Radinger

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Peace in Colombia’s Countryside? First, Turn On the Lights.

The less than 3 percent of Colombia’s population that lacks electricity lives mainly in areas of the country that have long been controlled by the FARC and other armed groups, such as Chocó in the Pacific, La Guajira on the Caribbean coast, and Putumayo in the Amazon. Not coincidentally, Colombians without access to electricity also have higher rates of poverty, fewer basic public services, and lower education levels than the rest of the country.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Peace in Colombia's Countryside? First, Turn On the Lights.

La enseñanza del inglés en México

Ariel Fiszbein del Diálogo Interamericano habla sobre los retos que enfrentan los programas de enseñanza de idioma inglés en México.

Ariel Fiszbein

Interviews ˙

Video

La enseñanza del inglés en Argentina

Ariel Fiszbein del Diálogo Interamericano habla sobre los retos que enfrentan los programas de enseñanza de idioma inglés en América Latina.

Ariel Fiszbein

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24, La Nación, Clarín

English Language Learning in Latin America

English proficiency is a critical tool for competitiveness in the global economy. How can governments implement effective English language learning policies and programs?

Ariel Fiszbein, Kathryn Cronquist