Presentation on theme: "Gloria Vidal, Vice Minister of Education, Ecuador"— Presentation transcript:
1 Inter-American Commitee on Education: Report of the Chair and the Technical Secretariat Gloria Vidal, Vice Minister of Education, EcuadorChair of the Inter-American Committee on EducationLenore Yaffee García, DirectorOffice of Education and Culture, DHDEC, OASV Regular Meeting of the CIEGuayaquil, EcuadorTuesday, November 9, 2010
2 Topics covered Political framework Priority topics established by the MinistersMechanisms for joint actionResults of work in priority topicsFinancial reportFuture opportunities
3 INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE Authorities of the Committee Political FrameworkSUMMTS OF THE AMERICAEstablishes hemispheric mandates and prioritiesPromotes policy dialogue, serves as Technical SecretariatSupports Member States in the follow up and implementation of the mandatesProvides technical assistanceProjects relevant to the development of policies, technical cooperation .Feedback to the political processMINISTERIAL MEETINGSOpportunities for policy dialogue and decisions at the highest sectoral levelOAS SEDIFollow up to the mandates of the Summits and MinisterialsTranslates the ministerial dialogue into concrete strategies of cooperation with support from SEDI and its DepartmentsINTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEEON EDUCATION (CIE)Authorities of the Committee
4 PRIORITY AREAS established by the Ministers Education Indicators and Evaluation (I, III Ministerial)Early Childhood Care and Education (IV, V)Strengthening the Teaching Force (all)Education for Democratic Citizenship (II, IV)Secondary Education, Better Opportunities for Youth (VI Ministerial)Topics that can be levers to improve quality and equity of education systemsConsistency in priorities
5 Mechanisms for joint action Horizontal Cooperation, exchange of experiencies and good practicesSupport to technical missions of horizontal cooperationInter-American Symposia and subregional workshopsStrengthening human and institutional capacityScholarships, FEMCIDIOnline Courses (within and outside Portal of the Americas)NetworksPolitical dialogue (e.g. Special Sessions)Coordination with other organizations
6 Education Indicators Regional Indicators Project (PRIE) (10 years) - Monitor progress toward the goals of the Summits of the Americas- Develop national capacity to generate and analyze data- Promote the use of data for policy formulationResults
7 Early Childhood Education and Care “Hemispheric Commitment to Early Childhood Education” (Cartagena 2007)Continuous work to bring findings from research, innovations and good practices to the sector to strengthen capacity, in particular for Directors of Early Childhood Education, through Interamerican Symposia, subregional workshops.Attention to children from birth to age 3TransitionsIndigenous, rural and border populationsReinforce international commitmentsEncourage multisectoral work, coordination with international and civil society organizations and with private sector.Interamerican Program for Comprehensive Attentionto Early ChildhoodDocumentation of results
8 Strengthening the Teaching Force Cross-cutting key themeResults of “hemispheric” FEMCIDI project – teacher educators a “forgotten group”“Teacher education for the 21st century: An emphasis on technology and collaboration” (OAS, MOE Trinidad & Tobago)Dedicated to initial (preservice) teacher preparation in region_ Survey of teachers and teacher educators_ Communications strategy. Seminars_ Design of a web portal on teacher education in theAméricasInteramerican Teacher Educator Network (ITEN)Horizontal Cooperation, technical assistance,communities of policy makers, educators(funding CP Res. 831, CIDA)Responses to the Challenge of Improving the Quality of Initial Formation, Professional Development and the Evaluation of Teachers in the Countries in the HemisphereObjetives: To inform and transform teacher preparation and professional development policies and practices, so that national ministries of education can effect a change in a significant percentage of teacher education institutions (in each country and by extension, region) to produce professional teachers with high-performing competencies.
9 Interamerican Program on Education in Democratic Values and Practices Carta Democrática Interamericana (2001): El rol de la educación en promover una cultura democráticaAdoptado en IV Reunión de Ministros, cuenta con Grupo Asesor3 componentesInvestigaciónDesarrollo ProfesionalIntercambio de Información y Cooperación HorizontalApoyo financiero de EE.UU., Canadá, Colombia, México, otrosHa permitido contar con una base de conocimiento sobre las políticas y prácticas en el hemisferio sobre educación para la ciudadanía democrática y desarrollar y pilotear elementos innovadoresGoza del sostenido apoyo político (10 años de la Carta Democrática)
10 Collaboration with other Sectors Education and Culture (Interamerican Committee on Culture)Ignite the Americas: Youth Arts Policy Forum (2008 Toronto, 2010 Rio de Janeiro)Video: “Towards a Culture of Non-Violence”Gabriela Mistral Poetry Contest“Fostering Cultural Diversity and Expression through Education” (joint project CIE/CIC)2011 Inter-American Year on Culture
11 Interamerican Workshop “The role of the arts and communications media in education for democratic citizenship”16-18 June 2010, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic84 participants / 26 Member states / education and culture sector
12 2011: Inter-American Year of Culture “Our Cultures, Our Future” OAS General Assembly 2009, declared that 2011 would be celebrated as the “Inter-American Year of Culture”(AG/RES XXXIX-O/09)The CIC was charged with carrying out initiatives in the framework of the Year “with special emphasis on the role that culture plays in offering opportunities to the youth of the hemisphere”Mission: “The Interamerican Year of Culture celebrates the diverse cultures of the Americas and promotes the central role that culture plays in the economic, social and human development of all communities.”Aim: to have a long-term impact on the design of public policiesLocal, national, and international projects, activities, and events to be included
13 Estimated Resources Mobilized (2005-09)/ TopicEstimated Resources Mobilized ( )/Education for Democracy$1,987,800.00$ 390,150.00CPR 831(OAS-CIE)$1,597,650.00CounterpartEarly Childhood Education$3,119,001.00$ 541,290.00$2,577,711.00Education Indicators, Evaluation$1,636,307.00$ 141,720.00$ 430,575.00$1,064,012.00Strengthening the Teaching Force$ 670,650.00$ 238,200.00$ 432,450.00Literacy$ ,000.00$ ,000.00$ ,000.00Support to CIE Technical Secretariat$ 212,377.00NOTAR IMPORTANTE PAPEL DE LAS BECAS DE DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL DEL DEPT DE DESARROLLO HUMANO. ESTAS CIFRAS NO INCLUYEN, EN GENERAL, LOS RECURSOS QUE SE OTORGAN POR FEMCIDI, EL FONDO VOLUNTARIO MULTILATERAL DE LA OEA
14 Total Resources Mobilized CP Res 831 Subfund CIE/OAS$1,983,312.0026%Counterpart Resources (including some in kind)$5,686,823.0074%Total resources$7,670,135.00100%
15 Political Opportunities in the OAS Framework V Regular Meeting of the CIE, Guayaquil November 9-102011: Celebration of 10 years of the Inter-American Democratic CharterV Meeting of Ministers and Highest Appropriate Authorities in CultureLaunches the Inter-American Year of CultureMarch 17 – 18, Río de Janeiro, BrasilSe-Liga Américas. Río de Janeiro, BrasilKey meetings in other sectors (Ministerials in Labor, Tourism)OAS General Assemblies38ª General Assembly: “Youth and Democratic Values”39ª General Assembly: “Toward a Culture of Non-Violence”41º General Assembly June 5-7, San Salvador, El Salvador. Topic to be determinedVI Summit of the AmericasApril Colombia. Central theme to be determined.
16 Final reflectionHow can we make the results of this work even more useful for you, who work day after day to promote and improve education in the region?