About 50,000 Peruvian teachers were trained to improve their pedagogical practices thanks to the partnership between the Ministry of Education (Minedu), the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (Unesco) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).
According to Paula Maguiña, head of Minedu’s Department of Higher Pedagogical Education, the portfolio’s training programs will empower 10,000 teachers enrolled in semi-attendance courses and 40,000 signed up in virtual ones.
“New technologies allow teachers with medium Internet access to participate in the virtual training program. Participants will be able to apply pedagogical strategies, which will be developed in the classroom and assessed by designated mentors,” she said.
In addition, the in-service training program is provided in rural areas through pedagogical support of teachers specializing in this field of study, so that teachers can gain experience and practical understanding in the classroom through the one-on-one attention.
By 2016, she continued, 100% of teachers in urban areas and 44% in rural areas will have had the chance to be trained and improve their pedagogical effectiveness.