Profession: Being a teacher in Latin America, why was the prestige of the teaching profession in Latin America lost and how to recover it? Profesión: Profesor en América Latina, ¿Por qué se perdió el prestigio docente y cómo recuperarlo?
Esquicha Medina, Antonio
The book written by Elaqua et al. (2018) presents throughout eight chapters the main challenges the teaching profession is facing in Latin America. This study was conducted reviewing the characteristics, educational policies and reforms occurring in the following Latin-American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. Neither of these countries had succeeded in attracting the most talented and skilled teachers to public educational systems, nor do they depict a desirable performance in standardised tests as PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). This book focuses both on describing teachers as the most relevant element in the learning process, and emphasises the importance of the training programmes of pre-service teachers.