The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be hosting a Regional Consultations on Developing Standards for the Teaching Profession for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

The purpose of the consultations is to gather input from key education stakeholders, including teachers, teacher organisations, education planners, teaching regulatory councils, teacher educators, and researchers.

Those attending the consultations will be asked to review and comment on the evolving guidance framework and to suggest ways to refine it and recommend approaches for local adaptations. The consultations will serve as a form of social dialogue to ensure that teachers and their organisations are part of the decision-making processes in the development and implementation of instruments that affect the profession.

Consultations will be held in each of the five UNESCO regions.

The first regional consultation workshop covered the Africa region and took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from March 18-19, 2019. The next regional consultation will cover the LAC region and is scheduled for July 17-19, 2019 in Georgetown, Guyana.

There will also be a consultation on the development of CARICOM Standards for teachers, educational leaders, and teacher educators at this consultation.

Following each regional consultation workshop, a group of international experts will meet to review and discuss the input generated from the stakeholder discussions.


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