Etelvina Sandoval Flores stressed that the National Educational System requires teachers to help build a school for diversity, knowledge and affective justice.
Before the Secretary of Education of that entity —Myrna Araceli Manjarrez Valle— he pointed out that the diagnostic evaluations will be formative and comprehensive, and will promote actions for the educational improvement of the country.
presented the conference Initial teacher training: lessons learned and ways to go, on the 92nd anniversary of the State Institute of Normal Education of Nayarit (IEENN), “Profr. and Lic. Francisco Benitez Silva”.
Etelvina Sandoval Flores —member of the board of directors of the National Commission for the Continuous Improvement of Education (Mejoredu)— indicated that current education demands recovering the history of the training of teachers, the debates on the type of teachers to training, as well as building a long-range initial training path linked to ongoing training.
On the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Nayarit State Institute for Normal Education, and accompanied by that entity’s Secretary of Education —Myrna Araceli Manjarrez Valle— she explained to the institution’s teachers and students that initial and ongoing teacher training should contribute to analysis and reflection on the experiences and learning built in the pandemic, to the promotion of a fair school as a cultural and social project; to the contextualization of teaching; and the implementation of new pedagogies that allow other relationships to be established between knowledge, school knowledge and communities.
Also accompanied by the Undersecretary of Basic Education —Maximiliano Jiménez Suárez— and the director of the IEENN —Mariano Bueno López—, Etelvina Sandoval Flores remarked that normal schools in the country experienced a decrease in enrollment of 19 percent, so it is necessary to direct actions aimed at its strengthening.
Before the community of that school, and also in the presence of the Undersecretary of Upper Secondary Education and Scientific and Technological Research —Sofía del Carmen Jiménez— and the Head of the Department of Normal Education and Teacher Training —Luis Carlos Ibarra Hernández— he stressed that continue advancing in the formation of a critical, creative, reflective and scientific teacher; in a training based on collaborative work; in a communicative approach, and in knowledge and formative evaluation. “We must continue to build the type of teachers that times of change and diversity require through a collective process.”
He stressed that the 2022 curriculum for normal education in which normalist teachers contribute to its design and construction of content, represents a professional challenge that must be assumed with the conviction of building an in-depth educational change.
On this last point, he commented that the initial and continuous training of teachers cannot be decided in a centralized manner if a change is to be achieved in the way of training future teachers. “We must appeal to collective and democratic participation processes to build a comprehensive and long-term formation that overcomes fragmentation and individualism,” he said.
He proposed promoting actions that allow generating other ways of educating, of teaching and training students within the framework of a school for diversity, difference, knowledge and affective justice.
Finally, he reiterated that the diagnostic evaluations will be formative and comprehensive, and that they consist of processes through which judgments are made – based on evidence – about the qualities of the actors, institutions or processes of the National Educational System, in order to have a feedback that promotes action to improve education. (Press release)