Teacher Professional Skills: Key Strategies to Advance in Better Learning Opportunities

By Javier González D., Dante Castillo C., Claudia Costin, and Alejandra Cardini


It is widely recognized that teaching is a key driver to improve students’ learning. The SDG 4 recognizes the importance of teachers and the urgency of having organized systems of pre and in-service training. This policy brief offers policy recommendations related to initial training improvement, introducing highly effective teaching practices, rethinking the use of ICTs and adopting a renewed collaborative approach for teacher professional development from a Latin American perspective. This is particularly relevant in the context of the 2030 agenda which recognizes teacher shortages across the world (UNESCO 2016) and the need to address the learning crisis (TALIS 2014).