MEJORANDO LA FORMACIóN Y EL DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL DOCENTE EN LATINOAMÉRICA Improving teacher education and professional development in Latin America

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Abstract

La revisión de la literatura muestra que las nuevas expectativas y los desafíos a los que se enfrentan las sociedades y economías sitúan a la educación en el centro del debate y a los docentes como actores clave. En este escenario, los responsables edu-cativos enfrentan el reto constante de disponer de un número suficiente de docentes que sean competentes, que permanezcan motivados y que tengan condiciones labo-rales adecuadas durante toda su carrera profesional. Para avanzar en la búsqueda de soluciones, la autora plantea que es necesario fortalecer en América Latina tanto la formación docente como el desarrollo profesional continuo. Palabras clave: profesión docente, formación inicial, desarrollo profesional, políticas educativas, América Latina Abstract Literature review shows that new expectations and challenges that societies and economies must face places education in the core of debate and recognizes teachers as key agents In this setting, policy makers face a constant challenge to have at disposal a sufficient number of competent and motivated teachers who have suita-ble labour conditions along their professional careers going ahead in search of solutions, the author makes it clear that teacher education in Latin America needs strengthening

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  • Latin America
  • education policies
  • professional development
  • teacher education
  • teaching profession

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  • Denise Vaillant

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