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1 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States CIE Work Plan Report of the Technical Secretariat IV Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Education (CIE) Lenore Yaffee García, Director Department of Education and Culture October 14, 2008 Quito, Ecuador

2 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Ministerial and Summit Priorities in the CIE Work Plan Early Childhood Education Strengthening the Teaching Profession Education for Democratic Citizenship Education Indicators and Evaluation Literacy and Adult Education Mobilization of resources, political will, alliances with key actors

3 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Early Childhood Development and Education Objective: To support the member states in the development, strengthening, monitoring, and evaluation of policies, strategies, and programs that help to improve the quality, efficiency, and scope of services offered to children from birth to 8 years of age (IV and V Ministerials)

4 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Activities in CIE Work Plan: –Act 1. Follow-up Hemispheric Commitment to Early Childhood Education and Programmatic Guidelines approved by Ministers –Act. 2. Project: "Policies and Strategies for Children's Successful Transition from Home to Socialization and Schooling –Act. 3. Project "Tendencies of Transition Policies in Indigenous, Rural, and Border Communities" –Act. 4. Second World Congress on Early Childhood Education for Peace, OAS, date TBC –Act. 5. Second World Meeting on "Formation and Accreditation of Teaching Agents for Early Childhood Education" Monterrey, Mexico, October 2009

5 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Act. 6. Project: "Hemispheric Commitment to Early Childhood: Communication Strategy for Implementing Ministerial Mandates" Act. 7. Regional or Subregional Workshops to Share Experiences and Develop Cooperation Agendas: –1) International Conference on Early Childhood Education, Central America TBD –2) Regional work on the initiative MERCOSUR –3) Seminar to exchange experiences among countries of Convenio Andres Bello in planning –4) Possible Caribbean, North America workshops TBD Act. 8. Review and construction of indicators to measure advances in policies of comprehensive attention to early childhood in the hemisphere Act. 9. International Conference to exchange experiences on the application of instruments to measure early childhood development, including EDI among other instruments Act. 10. Training and professional development system for teachers and other educational professionals working in early childhood (on-line and on-site)

6 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Education for Democratic Citizenship Objective: Promote the development of a democratic culture through education. Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices (II, III, IV, V Ministerials) OAS General Assemblies

7 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Research Inter-American Journal on Education for Democracy Analytical Reports (policies 2008, evaluation 2009) Policy Briefs Professional Development Information Exchange Distance Education Courses: Teaching Evaluation Young Scholar Program Web Portal On-line Bulletins Seminars and Workshops (Guatemala 2008, Brazil 2009)

8 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Strengthening the Teaching Profession Objetive: Strengthening the effectiveness of the teaching force in member states through initial preparation, recruitment, professional development, and certification (all Summits and Ministerials)

9 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Strengthening the teaching profession CIE Project builds on 2006 seminar and on results of FEMCIDI projects in Caribbean, Central America, North America Seminar October 29-31, 2008 Teacher education for the 21 st Century On line Course on ICT for professional development and collaboration among Teacher Educators 2009 Portal for Teacher Education 2009

10 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Quality and Equity: Indicators and Evaluation Objective: To promote efforts to achieve and evaluate equity, quality, relevance, and efficiency of education systems at all levels.

11 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Activities in the CIE Work Plan: –Regional Education Indicators Project (PRIE, Summit Project) I, II, III, IV, V Ministerials Summit of the Americas II –FEMCIDI "Strengthening Capacity Building for Education Statistics in Central America and the Caribbean –Hemispheric Project on Equity and Quality. "Elaboration of Policies and Strategies for the Prevention of School Failure" -Min. III, IV

12 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Literacy & Adult Education Objective: To complement the efforts by the member states in coordination with international organizations and institutions of the hemisphere to achieve universal literacy and provide ongoing educational opportunities for adults and youth Activities: 1. Report Commissioned: Public policies, strategies and programs for Literacy and Adult Education in Nations of the Caribbean ( ) 2. Collaboration on Regional Conference on Literacy: "From Literacy to Life-long Learning: Challenges for Literacy and Adult Education towards CONFINTEA VI (World Conference for Adult Education)", September , 2008 in Mexico.

13 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Mobilization of resources, political will, inter-agency cooperation, and participation of civil society

14 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Mobilization of Resources OAS Subfund education (Res. 831) OAS FEMCIDI OAS Human Development Fund Foundations NGOs Governments (members, observers) Private sector

15 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Some CIE Partners International Organizations –UNICEF –Inter-American Institute on Human Rights –UNESCO-OREALC –UNESCO IESALC –World Bank –Inter-American Development Bank –Convenio Andrés Bello –The Commonwealth Secretariat –Organization of Iberoamerican States –International Labor Organization (ILO) …and others Research Institutions –Instituto Nacional de Evaluación de la Educación (México) –CIPECC (Argentina) –RTI International –University of Maryland –Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Colombia) –Brunel University, Reino Unido -University of Indiana, University of Toronto, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile -Universidad Central de Chile -University of Trinidad and Tobago -University of West Indies …and others… Civil Society –B Van Leer Foundation –RELPE –Inter-American Organization of Higher Education (IOHE-OUI) –PREAL –Center for Civic Education –Conciencia, Argentina –Global Alliance for Justice Education –National (US) Center for Learning and Citizenship –CENDI, Mexico –AMEI –OMEP –Human Rights Education Association HREA, USA …and others…

16 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States TopicEstimated resources mobilized ( ) [1]/ Education for Democracy$1,061, $390, CPR 831(OAS-CIE) $671,000.00Counterpart Early Childhood Education$717, $331, CPR 831(OAS-CIE) $386,229.85Counterpart Education Indicators$1,494, $430,575.00CPR 831(OEA-CIE) $1,064,012.00Counterpart Teacher Formation$570, $238,200.00CPR 831(OAS-CIE) $332,700.00Counterpart Literacy$44, $29, $15, CPR 831(OAS-CIE) Counterpart Technical Secretariat Support V Ministerial Preparation and CIE $126, CPR 831(OAS-CIE)

17 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Total Resources Mobilized Subfund CIE/OAS $1,544, % Counterpart Resources (includes some in-kind) $2,468, % Total Resources $4,013, %

18 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States New Website, DEC

19 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Communications: CIE Customized forums and collaboration center

20 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Challenges Recognize diversity of policy priorities in 34 countries while developing consensus on a priority agenda in a few key areas: –Many mandates / limited resources (subfund non-renewable) –Emphasize the multilateral and regional advantage of OAS –Dont duplicate efforts by other organizations –Mobilize resources, promote collaboration, partnerships across sectors and organizations Sustained active participation in following-up on commitments –Challenge of government turnover and changing priorities Linking various political processes-Summit of the Americas, Ministerial Meetings, CIE, OAS General Assemblies, etc. How to measure impact

21 Department of Education and CultureOrganization of American States Opportunities VI Ministerial Meeting 2009 –Survey of priorities Summit of the Americas 2009 (T&T): Theme Securing our Citizens Future: Prosperity, Energy, Sustainability Increased collaboration with culture authorities (CIC) OAS mechanisms for financing technical activities that support policy priorities established in OAS Summit, Ministerial process FEMCIDI OAS Human Development Fund (Scholarships)


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