Improving Teachers’ In-service Training in Peru
2013 – 2015
The goal of this project was to contribute to the quality of in-service teacher training system in higher education by strengthening pedagogical capacities and practices of Peruvian partner universities.
The results of the project were also aimed at promoting the democratic, social, economic, and sustainable development in Peru, but also gradually elsewhere in Latin America.
In practice, the University of Helsinki trained teacher educators of the participating RPU (Red Peruana de Universidades) universities. The trained teacher educators then applied their new knowledge by training local pedagogical mentors (Acompañantes Pedagógicos). Through the pedagogical mentors, local Peruvian school teachers also benefitted from the project. Altogether 60 Peruvian University teachers and almost 200 Peruvian mentor teachers participated the program.
The project was planned and executed according to the Peruvian national political guidelines and strategic goals (Logros de Aprendizaje de los Estudiantes de Educación Básica Regular, PELA 2013-2016, and Metas educativas e Indicatores al 2021).