Educação e Pesquisa
versão impressa ISSN 1517-9702
SARTI, Flavia Medeiros. The triangle of teacher education: its players and configurations. Educ. Pesqui. [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.2, pp.323-338. ISSN 1517-9702. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-97022012000200004.
The article has as its theme the education of teachers working at the initial series of basic education, regarding it as a game that takes on different configurations as a function of the relations established among its players. These relations are analyzed through a triangulation scheme, here denominated the triangle of teacher education. Each vertex of this triangle is occupied by agents that, based on their specific capitals, are placed in uneven locations within the field of teacher education: the teachers and the bodies that represent them; the universities, foundations and research institutes, with their experts; and the public authorities, represented by secretariats for education and other administrative sectors. Privileged relations between two vertices of the triangle of teacher education point towards different formative models. Exploring this triangle as an analysis tool, the article focuses on the configurations adopted by the game of teacher education within the Brazilian version of the universitization movement of the teaching profession currently underway. Special attention is given to the place occupied in this game by the teachers working at the initial series of basic education, to the relations they established with the other players, and also to the possibilities they have of subverting and changing the game in play.
Palavras-chave : Teacher education; Universitization of teaching; Field of teacher education; Teaching profession.