ECALFOR “Evaluation of teacher training in Latin America and the Caribbean. Guarantee of the quality of education titles”, code 618625-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP /. CALPHOR https://ecalfor.eu/ has been awarded by the European Commission in 2020, in the Erasmus+ Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices program, Action Capacity Building in Higher Education, to be developed over three years (January 2021 to January 2024) with funding of 965,045.36 euros.
In January 2024, the project obtained a six-month extension authorized by the EACEA, so it will end in July 2024.
20 public and private institutions related to the world of education and quality assessment participate in ECALFOR, especially Higher Education, from six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Panama and Dominican Republic) and four EU countries (Spain, Italy, France and Finland). Within this broad consortium, the project is carried out by more than 100 educational quality academics and technicians, with a series of objectives that are related to common premises established in the European Higher Education Area in relation to the structure and operation of training. university and diversity and autonomy of Higher Education Institutions, in which quality assurance is determined by the protocols and instruments used by each institution in the evaluation of indicators and results of the quality of university education, in this case the compulsory education teachers.
ECALFOR intends to generalize the accumulated European experience in quality assurance mechanisms and procedures to be transferred, adapted and contextualized to the associated project countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, from a collaborative, horizontal and transnational work that articulates the following objectives:
1. Carry out a diagnosis on the quality of the training of teachers of compulsory education (primary education and secondary education) that is taught in different institutions of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2. Design, apply and improve the quality assurance systems and protocols for university qualifications for compulsory education teacher training.
3. Carry out an analysis of the characteristics and quality of the training of future teachers of compulsory education centers in primary education and secondary education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
4. Adapt quality assurance protocols for teacher training degrees in higher education institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
ECALFOR General Coordinator
ECALFOR Technical Assistant