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Certification policy: reflections based on the Chilean case of the INICIA test for beginner teachers
Parallel titlePolitika certificiranja: refleksije, osnovane na cilskem primeru testa INICIA za ucitelje zacetnike
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SourceCEPS Journal 8 (2018) 4, S. 29-46
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Keywords (German)Lehrerausbildung; Lehramtsstudent; Berufsanfänger; Zertifizierung; Bildungspolitik; Bildungssystem; Qualität; Wissen; Evaluation; Test; Diskursanalyse; Chile
sub-disciplineCurriculum and Teaching / School Pedagogy
Organisation of Education, Educational Planning, Educational Legislation
Document typeArticle (journal)
Year of creation
review statusPeer-Reviewed
Abstract (English):The main purpose of this paper is to analyse a specific educational policy in a national context: INICIA (In Spanish: Start) in Chile. Enacted in 2008, this policy evaluates beginning teachers at the national level before they start their professional careers in schools. The INICIA has been categorised as a certification policy to measure what teachers know in relation to a certain disciplinary area. At present, INICIA is voluntary for beginning teachers. However, due to policy changes, a passing score on it will soon be necessary to become a nationally qualified teacher in Chile. Through a holistic analysis of the policy, we develop a complex picture of the problem INICIA generates as a requirement for certification. According to our analysis, INICIA has been misunderstood as a policy that provides quantitative and qualitative information about a teacher’s performance. In actuality, INICIA merely provides information about a specific moment in a teacher’s professional development and cannot be used as a predictor of future performance. (DIPF/Orig.)
other articles of this journalCEPS Journal Jahr: 2018
additional URLsDOI: 10.26529/cepsj.558
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Date of publication10.01.2019
CitationAravena, Felipe; Quiroga, Marta: Certification policy: reflections based on the Chilean case of the INICIA test for beginner teachers - In: CEPS Journal 8 (2018) 4, S. 29-46 - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-pedocs-161859 - DOI: 10.25656/01:16185
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