AACTE President Keynotes at Congress of Latin American University Deans Preserving the Teaching Profession

(Sept. 6, 2022, Washington, D.C.) –The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D., delivered the opening Keynote of the First Congress of the Network of Deans and Deans of Education of Latin American Universities (Redecanedu) in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 1. Gangone joined remotely with the international meeting of education leaders.

“On behalf of AACTE I have worked with the Global Network of Deans of Education and through that work have become friends with Dr. Lorena Medina, former dean of education at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (UC) and organizer of this event,” said Gangone. “During a visit to Chile in May, Lorena and I met and together we decided to have AACTE be part of this inaugural convening of Latin American deans. As the teacher shortage persists worldwide, I am hopeful that together we can create solutions that span our borders.” 

Gangone’s keynote entitled “Preserving Teaching as a Respected Profession: A Cautionary Tale from the U.S.,” is available on YouTube for viewing:

Spanish version: youtu.be/u7M6nxaHgAs 

Portuguese version: youtu.be/-vLKdVoflqs 

The meeting features presentations by the rector of UC, Ignacio Sánchez, and the dean of the UC Faculty of Education, Alejandro Carrasco. The executive director and spokesperson for the Board of Directors of Siemens Stiftung, Nina Smidt, spoke on “Educational Innovation in the Latin American Context.” 


About AACTE 

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) elevates education and educator institutions and strategic partners. Through its focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, inquiry and impact, and quality and innovation, AACTE seeks to revolutionize education for all learners. Learn more at aacte.org. 


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