Successful education systems recognize that teachers are vital in promoting learning and skills acquisition. That is why they implement effective policies to recruit the best candidates, foster excellence and support and motivate teachers already in the system to improve their performance. Evidence shows, however, that while the teaching career in Latin America faces no … [Lee más...] about What if more students wanted to be teachers?
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 … [Lee más...] about Professionalization and Professionalism in School Teaching
Written by: Jorge Mahecha Neither medicine, nor engineering, nor law came into being with a professional status. The same clearly holds true for teaching. These modern elite professions acquired their status during the 20th Century, and in a few cases even earlier. Through their rise, these former occupations became professions, not in the narrow dictionary meaning of the … [Lee más...] about Is teaching a profession?