Dominican Republic

UNESCO Chair on Teacher Training and Reading/Writing Research (972), established in 2012 at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra  (Dominican Republic)


Teacher training and research into reading and writing.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • carry out research into teaching reading and writing within the context of improving pedagogy and learning in schools, and to identify and disseminate good practices in this field;
  • design innovative strategies to strengthen initial and in-service teacher training programmes, and to promote mother-tongue literacy and instruction;
  • organize scientific events to facilitate networking and the exchange of good practices among academics and policy and decision-makers, as well as relevant local and international stakeholders; and,
  • cooperate closely with relevant national, regional and global organizations to achieve the above objectives.

Host Institution

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education; UNESCO Office La Havana

Contact: Dr Liliana Montenegro, Project leader

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Apartado Postal 822, Autopista Duarte Km 1 ½

Santiago de los Caballeros

Dominican Republic

Phone: (809) 580-1962 Ext. 4398-4534

Fax: (809) 734-3404

E-mail: montenegro(at); montenegroliliana(at)