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  • First Inter-American Seminar on the Teaching Profession in Mexico
  • ITEN acceptance of the Task Force on Education for All UNESCO


  • On March 1st and 2nd, Ministers of the Americas congregated in Suriname, within the framework of the Seventh Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education, to analyze the current state of the teaching profession in the region, and to propose policies and strategies to strengthen the role of professional educators. The Ministers of the region highlighted the importance of expanding access to new technologies in education, and applauded the progress made by ITEN.


  • ITEN is officially launched during the Fifth Inter-American Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Education (CIE) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The scope of ITEN is broadened to include a network for teacher education.


  • The North American region outlines its research in the field and publishes: "Challenges and Opportunities in initial teacher training. A North American perspective”.


  • The four-year hemispheric project of the OAS American Council for Integral Development (FEMCIDI) known as “Responses to the challenge of improving the quality of recruitment and selection, initial formation, professional development and evaluation of teachers in countries of the hemisphere” outlines the foundations for new teacher education models.
  • The "Teacher Education for 21st Century Teachers" seminar is held in Trinidad and Tobago, and it hosts policymakers, institutions of teacher education and teacher unions. The results for the OAS-FEMCIDI project are presented.


  • Seminar on “New Approaches in Policy and Practice for Teacher Educators in the Americas” is held by the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago, and at least one hundred participants from 25 different countries of the Americas attend.


  • Trinidad y Tobago - Primera convocatoria para realizar una red profesional de formadores docentes.

2004 - 2009

  • Hemispheric Project on Teacher Education of the OAS
The Program is carried out with the financial support of the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS