Advancing Education and Job Training in Latin America and the Caribbean
Most teachers in Latin America are poorly trained and lack basic skills. This problem is exacerbated by low salaries, lack of incentives, and little social recognition. Fe y Alegría, however, highly values its teachers and strives to make sure they are well-trained and prepared to stand at the head of the classroom. One of the Federation of Fe y Alegría's first programs was to institute its "Permanent Teacher Training Program" designed to continually reinforce teachers' competencies and improve teacher performance in every member country.
In order to expand and strengthen both Fe y Alegría and public school teachers, Fe y Alegría uses various methodologies: in-person classes, virtual training and research teams, online courses, etc. The goal is to contribute to the personal development of teachers, their engagement with the organization's values and mission, and their mastery of crucial pedagogical skills and tools to provide a high-quality education.
Five-Year Development Plan:
Fe y Alegría currently employs nearly 32,000 teachers across the region. The institution constantly promotes initiatives to improve the quality of their training and, therefore, of the classes they lead. It also provides teacher training to numerous national governments, and has successfully organized large-scale training programs.
The following projects describe some of the innovative programs Fe y Alegría would like to implement, including specialized programs for different types of staff members.
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