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    Looking at teachers with new eyes

    By - 4 de October de 2016, 9:11 am

    Hugo Amado Pinto, from Honduras, Franklin Mejia, from Costa Rica, Lorenzo Vargas Díaz from Peru, and Alessandra Bremm, from Brazil, all share something special. They are the winners of awards that recognize teachers that leave their mark on students and become living proof of the effort of many professionals to provide better opportunities for children and school communities. Millions of teachers across Latin America and the Caribbean have a first-row ticket to incredible experiences such as seeing the face of a student who reads her first word, the joy of the child who overcomes a challenge, or the feeling of ease to know that a student is invested in his future. These experiences are priceless! It is not surprising then that a career in teaching is a popular choice among young people in university, with 20% of students in Honduras, Guyana, Barbados, Brazil, Panama and Argentina going on this path. How can public policies support them in their efforts?  Lea más…

    Professionalization and Professionalism in School Teaching

    By - 28 de February de 2012, 4:38 pm

    by: Jorge Mahecha

    I want to address the issue of standards in teaching as a profession from the perspective of two concepts that are superficially similar but very different at their core: professionalization and professionalism. Speaking of professionalization involves doing so from the study sociology has carried out on the characteristics of occupations as social order structures. In teaching, the path of professionalization involves acquiring the characteristics of high-status occupations, which include certifications and accreditations and the existence of professional associations. All these, I believe, together with the use of scientific knowledge which is a subject that I will talk a bit about in this entry, are the pillars of better established professions. In my previous entry, I stated how I believe school teaching incipiently displays one of the first three characteristics. On this occasion, in the spirit of beginning to propose ways of professionalization, I would like to discuss some aspects that are primarily related to professionalization and to professionalism, somehow.

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