Revista Brasileira de Educação
Print version ISSN 1413-2478
DONOSO DIAZ, Sebastián. Teacher training in Chile (1990-2007): state versus market?. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.39, pp. 437-454. ISSN 1413-2478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-24782008000300003.
The in-service training of teachers in Chile is a deregulated area of the State, which in spite of its strategic importance, recognized by all social, political and institutional actors, has lacked a policy that orders and provides a regulatory framework in which to act. This phenomenon in Chile is of significant relevance for the general deterioration of education and because the reforms of the 1990's seem not to have solved key questions in this field. Secondly, because its roots are also to be found in the education reform of 1981, which changed not only basic aspects of the school system, but also the training of teachers, whose consequences are now being faced The crisis is deep and the debate on the future implies setting the State in opposition to the market, a question that is avoided in some debates, but for which apparently there is no other option except to face it.
Keywords : in-service teacher training; teaching profession; teacher training in Chile.