Background and Criteria for Teachers’ Policies Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
The purpose of this document is to draw up a state of the art review and guidelines on teacher policies for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean under the Regional Strategic Project on Teachers for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is part of UNESCO’s global “Teachers for Education for All” strategy.
For the purposes of this report, OREALC/UNESCO in Santiago defined a working method based on contributions by Latin American teacher policy experts and on the work of eight national consultation and discussion groups convened in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago. The groups consisted of governmental, academic and union stakeholders. Subregional representativeness and accumulated experience of education policy were the criteria used to select the countries.
This report is therefore the outcome of synergy between two sources and types of knowledge and action-oriented criteria – one approach focused on regional teacher issues and the other drew on the experience of national groups.