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Category(ies): Research, Publications
Topic(s) & Sub-Topic(s): Recruitment
  •  Attracting Candidates
Initial Preparation
  •  Minimum Standards
Professional Development (PD)
  •  Continuing Education
Career Path
  •  Professional Ladder
  •  Incentives
  •  Management Skills
  •  Performance
Country: All OAS member states
Title: Webinar: Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development
Author: Dr. Julián Cristia
Summary: This webinar focuses on the new edition of the Development in the Americas (DIA) series, the flagship publication of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This year’s edition, titled Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development, contends that unless the region develops the skills of its labor force it will be hard pressed to compete in today’s rapidly-changing, technological world. It recognizes that learning during the early years is vitally important but argues that learning opportunities are available throughout a lifetime. Importantly, it dismisses the notion that money is the only, or even the main, answer. Instead, it suggests that a review of the evidence can point the way toward cost-effective policies that better prepare citizens, firms, and countries to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive economic environment.
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Publishing House: ITEN
Year of Publication: 2017
Upload date: 12/21/2017

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Full Name: , RIED-ITEN
Organization Name: Organization of American States
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E-Mail: [email protected]

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Document: Webinar_Learning_Better_Final.pdf (4069 KB)
Additional Documents: Synopsis_Webinar_ENG_Learning_Better.pdf (152 KB)
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Keywords: Teacher quality and learning outcomes, Teacher effectiveness, Teacher competency , Latin America, The Caribbean
The ITEN Teacher Policy Center is carried out with the financial support of the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS and the support of OREALC/UNESCO Santiago.