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ERIC Number: ED555621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 375
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-4648-0151-8
Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin American Development Forum
Bruns, Barbara; Luque, Javier
World Bank
While the importance of good teaching may be intuitively obvious, only over the past decade has education research begun to quantify the high economic stakes around teacher quality. In a world where the goals of national education systems are being transformed, from a focus on the transmission of facts and memorization to a focus on student competencies?for critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning?the demands on teachers are more complex than ever. Governments across the world have put teacher quality and teacher performance under increasing scrutiny. The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is no exception to these trends; indeed, in some key areas of teacher policy, the region is at the vanguard of global reform experience. The study aims to benchmark the current performance of LAC?s teachers and identify key issues. It shares emerging evidence on important reforms of teacher policy being implemented in LAC countries. The study also analyzes the political room for maneuver for further reform in LAC. They focus on teachers in basic education (preschools, primary and secondary education) because the quantitative and qualitative challenges of producing effective teachers at these levels differ in key ways from university-level education, which has been addressed in other recent World Bank publications. An index is included. (Individual chapters contain references.) [This book was written with: Soledad De Gregorio, David Evans, Marco Fernández, Martin Moreno, Jessica Rodriguez, Guillermo Toral, and Noah Yarrow. This research was made possible by generous support from the Netherlands Government through the Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program and the Spanish government through the Spanish Impact Evaluation Fund and Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment