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Posts by Tamara Ortega Goodspeed

PREAL Publications: Managing Classroom Dynamics to Support Learning

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By Tamara Ortega Goodspeed

The World Bank is launching a new book on teacher policy in Latin America today in Lima at a regional forum on teacher excellence co-hosted with Pontificia Universidad Católica in Peru. The book, Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean by Barbara Bruns and Javier Luque, analyzes key elements of teacher policy in the region and their impact on student learning. Read more


PREAL Publications: Can Evaluating Teachers Improve Effectiveness?

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By Tamara Ortega Goodspeed and T’Nia Crutchfield 

We are pleased to share with you the most recent PREAL Policy Brief  “Can Evaluating Teachers Improve Teacher Effectiveness? IMPACT Evaluations in Washington, DC.” PREAL Policy Briefs provide non-technical overviews of key education policy topics. Read more

Strengthening Teacher Policy: A New Initiative to Facilitate Change

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More than 15 years of work with PREAL, service as an English teacher in the Peace Corps, and my own children’s experience in school have shown me just how critical good teachers are to the success of any education system. Read more