Help 4 committed English teachers, from Chiapas and Guerrero, join an educational enrichment program at Dartmouth College so that they can be the agents of change in Mexico's public schools. English is the language of the world, yet the children of Mexico are falling behind due to a lack of well-prepared English teachers. The Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE) will fill the classrooms with strong English teachers so that students leave proficient in English. Check out their profiles
There is a large disparity in English proficiency between private school and public school students in Mexico, yielding unequal opportunities for success. 86% of public schools at the Basic Education level do not have an English teacher. Only 51% of Middle School English teachers have the minimum proficiency established for graduating middle school students, and only 3% of the middle school students are graduating with this minimum proficiency. IAPE needs your help to change these statistics!
IAPE features a 2-year program for teachers to learn how to more effectively teach, encourage and support their students. The IAPE program includes an intensive residential component at Dartmouth College, a multi-year service commitment, an online virtual learning community and an ongoing mentoring program. The program has seen increases in teacher confidence and command, and students speak 14% more English in IAPE classrooms! We need your help to continue this growth for the students in Mexico.
Our vision is for every child in Mexico to benefit from exceptional educators who inspire them to learn the necessary skills for dignified work and life. After 30 weeks, students of IAPE-trained teachers had advanced 10 more weeks in reading, speaking and listening skills than those of non-IAPE teachers. In addition, IAPE educators commit to share their learned skills with other educators in their local communities by hosting workshops resulting in over 25,000 additionally trained teachers!