Regional consultation on Developing standards for the teaching profession

When :

from Wednesday 17 July, 2019
to Saturday 20 July, 2019

Type of event :

Working group/Expert Meeting

Where :

Arthur Chung Convention Center, RVCJ+6G Pattensen, Georgetown, Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana

Contact :

Valeria Seguel,; Zenab Choug,, Esther Bentham,

The Latin America and Caribbean region will hold a regional consultation on the International guidance framework for the formulation and use of professional standards and norms for teaching. The event takes place thanks to the collaboration of UNESCO and the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The meeting has its origin in the efforts of UNESCO, together with the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (Teacher Task Force) and Education International, to build a framework of guidance which will support governments and teacher organizations to:

- Agree and implement a common understanding on teaching and teaching quality;
- Ensure the quality of teacher training curricula and qualifications through standards describing skill profiles at different stages of the teaching career; and,
- Safeguard a joint regulation of the teaching profession by detailing the mechanisms of governance and accountability to ensure the provision of quality teacher training and, consequently, quality teaching.