The new teaching career policy in Chile: Perspectives from school principals

MARTA ELSA QUIROGA LOBOS, Felipe Aravena

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Abstract

In the Chilean educational context emerges a new policy as a system of professional teacher development called the New Teaching Career Law which will be implemented in 2017. This study aims to investigate from the perspective of school principals (n=173), the impact of the organizational, relational, and individual dynamics of the New Teaching Career Law. The study employed a mixed-method research design using a descriptive-exploratory approach. The results of this study suggest that the process of teacher sorting considers the following points the most important elements in evaluating a teacher’s performance: experience, continuous professional development, and results of the teacher evaluation portfolio. However, principals do express doubt regarding the relationship between the categorization obtained by teachers and the effectiveness of them in the school context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-120
Number of pages16
JournalKEDI Journal of Educational Policy
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Policy implementation
  • School leadership
  • School principals
  • Teachers
  • Teaching

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