Jul 6, 2012

[ELTeCS_PE​RU] English teaching in State schools and[ELTeCS_PE​RU] Happy Teacher´s Day

Dear friends

I have read with great interest the comments about English teaching in State schools and am really happy at the response of people from different backgrounds, thanks for enlightening the rest of us on the importance of being aware of the overall situation of Education in Peru and the role we all play in this.

I visited the web page of the Ministery of Education to check the document- signed in 2007- that summarizes the plan the government has for the Education of our children until 2021: Proyecto Educativo Nacional al 2021, La Educación que queremos para el Perú, where the authorities list the strategic objectives for Education such as Equal opportunities, Quality and pertinence of learning contents, Teacher training, Descentralization, the desire of higher education teaching aiming at enhancing competitiveness of our students in the globalized world and the Involvement of the community in education; several of these are issues have already been pointed out by some of the participants of this ELTeCS discussion. It is a pity there is nothing specific about teaching English as a foreign language.

My modest contribution is to thank all those who shared their comments and experience and my wish that some of these reached the people who make decisions in the Ministry because I think that more information means

Like all of you I believe it is important to do whatever is within our reach to improve the situation of education in Peru but I am convinced that it starts with us; the current situation of education in Peru constitutes a great challenge especially for teachers who need to be constantly updating to meet the needs of the students. As we all know,teaching is no longer writing a lesson plan or a quiz, teaching a class and then going back home. On the contrary, the real challenge is teaching involving social, economic and cultural aspects so as to achieve an educational context that would help students become better citizens. Unfortunately as we all know, this is easier said than done.

So thanks to all those who have been exchanging ideas in this ELTeCS forum and congratulations Cesar on this. Having a platform where we can exchange ideas and opinions is one of the main facilities of this scheme so it is also our responsibility to pass on the word to have more subscriptors, this is another way we can help ourselves to improve.

I will be looking forward to more posts on this topic.

Best regards

M. E. Maria Luisa Mu

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

Learn as if you were to live forever. (Ghandi)
Dear colleagues

Good teachers impart good education.

Great teachers groom their students to become leaders.

Ordinary teachers direct us along the right path, but

Great teachers inspire us to seek our own path. They encourage us to discover our talents.

(Anatole France)

Happy Teacher´s Day!!!!!

Maria Luisa Mu

Live as if you were to die tomorrow,

Learn as if you were going to live forever. (Gandhi)

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