Teachers are the most influential factor determining equity, access, and quality in education, and represent the key to sustainable development of the planet. By affirming the Incheon Declaration for Education 2030, countries have committed themselves to work towards “teachers and educators are empowered, adequately recruited, well-trained, professionally qualified, motivated and supported within well-resourced, efficient and effectively governed systems”.

Countries of the region have prioritised their needs by placing teachers as central to the achievement of the Education E2030 Agenda. OREALC/UNESCO Santiago, through its Regional Strategy on Teachers, seeks to strengthen the important role of teachers and influence the design of public policies focused on improving their performance.

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Chile’s comprehensive teacher training program earns the global prize for effectiveness in teacher improvement
Suma y Sigue: Matemática en línea (Adding it up: Mathematics online) was developed during a three-year collaboration agreement (2014-2017) between the Universidad de Chile’s Center for Mathematical Modeling and the Chilean Ministry of Education. The agreement arose from a series of policies designed to enhance education quality.


Regional Consultations on Developing Standards for the Teaching Profession
Georgetown, Guyana, 17-19 July 2019

First dialogue on fairer, higher-quality education: Professional development for teachers
Santiago, Chile, 5 October 2018

Reunión Regional sobre Docentes: Ciudadanía, Competencias del Siglo XXI y Pedagogías de la Inclusión
Sao Paulo, 21-22 June 2018

Evaluating education quality and equity:  Advances and Challenges
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8-9 November 2016

Teaching and Learning in the E2030 Agenda. Policy Dialogue
Santiago, Chile, 9-11 August 2016

Taller internacional sobre formación inicial de docentes en educación ciudadana
Santiago de Chile, 21-22 April 2016

8th International Policy Dialogue Forum
Mexico city, 15-17 March 2016


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