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The Inter-American Dialogue leads a project designed to strengthen civil society support for improving teacher policy in Latin America. The goal is to raise the profile of education reform, stimulate debate, and help build the consensus necessary to enable the region’s governments to adopt new and more effective teacher policies.
The first phase of the project (2013-2015) focused on teacher policies in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic. The second phase of the project (2016-2018) focuses on teacher policies in Costa Rica, Panamá and Perú, and will also produce a report that analyzes the lessons from Shanghai-China’s education system. This project is made possible by support from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Institutional Capacity Strengthening Thematic Fund (ICSF), established with contributions from the government of the People’s Republic of China.
Teacher Policy Report Cards
In order to build awareness among leaders and decision-makers regarding the importance of teacher policy, the Dialogue partners with organizations in the region to produce a series of teacher policy report cards. The report cards seek to strengthen the capacity of national groups to analyze education policy and create a group of energized leaders – governmental and nongovernmental – capable of promoting reforms.
Our partners are:
- Dominican Republic: Acción Empresarial por la Educación (EDUCA)
- El Salvador: Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico (FUSADES)
- Guatemala: Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales (CIEN)
- Honduras: Fundación Ricardo Ernesto Maduro Andreu (FEREMA)
For the second phase of the project, currently ongoing, our partners are:
- Costa Rica: Programa Estado de la Nación (PEN)
- Panamá: Unidos por la Educación (Unidos)
- Perú: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP)
The following are the four report cards we have produced (available in Spanish). In addition, we prepared a comprehensive report card that analyzes the most important trends, synthesizes the most relevant findings, and proposes areas of improvement at the regional level.
PREAL Policy Briefs provide non-technical summaries of key topics in the field of education policy. The following series offers eight policy briefs that aim to promote informed debates on how to improve the quality and effectiveness of teacher policies Latin America.
Teacher Policy Seminar
The Inter-American Dialogue, in collaboration with the national partners and the Inter-American Development Bank, hosted a high-level seminar on emerging issues in teacher policy in Central America and Dominican Republic. The seminar took place in Panama City on March 4, 2015 and convened civil society individuals, academics, government officials, and education experts. A video of the seminar is available below. Pictures are available here.
- ECUADOR: Reformando las políticas docentes, por Pablo Cevallos Estarellas
- GUATEMALA: El estado de las políticas públicas docentes, por Verónica Spross
- HONDURAS: El estado de las políticas públicas docentes, por Mario Alas Solís
- REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA: El estado de las políticas públicas docentes, por Darwin Caraballo
- EL SALVADOR: El estado de las políticas públicas docentes, por Helga Cuéllar Marchelli