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ERIC Number: EJ1060634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
Universal Evaluation: An Invitation to the Creation of Innovative Models for Teacher Training
Fitch, Rosa Isela Gluyas; Pineda, Ziranda González
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v6 Sep 2014
In 2007, Mexico's Federal Government, through the Public Education Secretariat, started a project with the participation of the states' education authorities in order to optimize teaching and the management of the quality of schools. This project was carried out as a mean to solve the decades of falling behind that the quality of education in Mexico has endured in terms of school performance and teacher training and evaluation. In 2011, the SEP and the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), signed the National Agreement for the Universal Evaluation of Teachers and Principals of Basic Education, with the purpose of generating assessments and focus continuous education on developing teaching competences and the improvement of the quality of education. In the final year of President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa's presidential term (2012), the Program of Universal Evaluation of Teachers and Principals of Basic Education was launched. Its the objective was of assessing the teachers' performance, in order to shape the decision making in the construction of innovative programs for the selection, preparation, development, evaluation and recognition of teachers of elementary schools. Within this program it was possible to conduct, for the first time in Mexico's history, the Universal Evaluation for Teachers to 52% of the elementary schools' teachers. The results of the first phase of the Universal Evaluation laid out, among many other challenges, the creation of innovative models of education for teachers that could allow the construction of training and formative projects which could, in turn, encourage voluntary participation from a higher number of teachers in order to ensure the continuity and implementation of this initiative in its subsequent phases.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico
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