Teacher career reforms in Peru - Country note
A teacher career reform was adopted in 2012 in Peru as part of a national effort to enhance the value of the teaching profession and restore confidence in the government’s ability to efficiently administer the career structure. The Ley de Reforma Magisterial (LRM, Teacher Reform Law) was aimed at harmonizing existing regulations whereby teachers belonged to different pay systems and career frameworks. It introduced a new career structure providing all public service teachers with the same requirements, rights, and opportunities. The LRM linked teachers’ promotions and salary increases to their professional performance. The reform’s design strongly emphasized setting up clear horizontal and vertical career paths and evaluation procedures.