Teacher Quality

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All children deserve the support and guidance of an excellent teacher.

 

There is growing recognition in Latin America of the critical importance of improving teacher (and teaching) quality, buttressed by a mounting body of research and evidence showing the essential role educators play in improving learning and the limited effectiveness of teachers in the region. In country after country, efforts are underway to reform certain aspects of the teaching profession, from teacher training and professional development to recruitment and evaluation.

The Inter-American Dialogue is a regional leader in promoting informed policy debate and strengthening civil society support to improve 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.

Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence

The Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence brings together a loose network of organizations and individuals that share the overall goal of making the teaching profession more meritocratic, and better prepared and supported. We work to promote consensus on the necessary reforms and to provide the political and social support to implement and carry them out in a sustainable fashion.

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Teacher Policy Report Cards

In order to build awareness among leaders and decision-makers regarding the importance of teacher policy, the Dialogue has partnered 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.

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Additional Resources

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