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Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação

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DONOSO, Sebastián  and  DONOSO, Gonzalo. Management policy of the public school education in Chile (1990 -2010): an initial assessment. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.64, pp. 421-448. ISSN 0104-4036.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-40362009000300003.

This article discusses the compulsory education management policies in Chile assembled in the next two decades of the current educational project, which has achieved significant progress in terms of coverage and budget increase, but it has not had the same progress in the quality of education, although Chile had improved its international position . The text raises a diagnostic problem, which core consists of the tension between the logic of the market that finances the school and the logic of education as a civil right which they eagerly sought to implement. This road is almost dried after two decades of demanding changes in the way they design and implement the compulsory education management policies in Chile. This article highlights the weight of social inequality in achieving the educational objectives of the Chilean public schools system, analyzes the institutional difficulties, and finally assesses some critical points to generate proposals to create solutions.

Keywords : Compulsory education management; Evaluation of school management; Management policy is the public education in Chile; Challenges for the education management.

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