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Digital teaching competence in initial training: Case studies from Chile and Uruguay
Juan Silva, María-Julia Morales, José-Luis Lázaro-Cantabrana, Mercè Gisbert, Paloma Miranda, Ana Rivoir, Alicia Onetto
At present, it is essential for teachers to develop digital competence (DCT), starting at their initial training, to properly use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in their daily practices, in addition to promoting DCT in the students. This article presents the main results of a comparative DCT study in last year pedagogy students in Chile and Uruguay. A mixed methodology was...

Emotional education in primary school: A learning for life
María del Pilar Sepúlveda Ruiz, María José Mayorga Fernández, Rocío Pascual Lacal
Due to the social changes that are currently taking place, schools must attend to the emotional training of students. Part of a larger European project on student emotions and current conditions of education systems from participating partners, this study shows the results obtained in Spain (Malaga) for a period of 6-10 years. Specifically, the authors conducted a qualitative study based on...

Professional learning as policy enactment: The primacy of professionalism
Ian J. Hardy, Wayne Melville
In this article, we draw upon notions of occupational professionalism and organizational professionalism to interrogate the complex, and sometimes contradictory, teacher learning practices that characterize educational policy enactment. We apply these understandings to the Growing Success assessment and evaluation policy in Ontario, Canada, and in relation to how five educators in varied...

“Academic Work Syndrome” (SINATA) in educational institutions in Latin America
Santos Noé Herrera Mijangos, Dayana Luna Reyes, Jorge Gonzalo Escobar Torres
The objective of this research was to describe the internal-external context of select educational institutions as well as the biological, psychological and social status of teachers and researchers. The work is based on qualitative and quantitative methodology. The population that has been considered covers Mexico and Colombia, although it also includes Chile and Argentina because research was...

The organization of the teachers’ unions in the Paraná Municipal Education System: Mapping the relation between union representation and teacher remuneration
Andréa Barbosa Gouveia
The paper analyses the structure of public teachers’ unions in the 399 cities in the Brazilian state of Paraná and characterizes the conditions of teachers’ remuneration in the years 2008 and 2016, based on Annual Social Information Relation (RAIS) data. It assumes the organization of the unions as a political component, in order to understand the variations in the conditions of teachers’...

Scale development and validation to measure institutional conditions to promote educational innovation with ICT
Gary Alberto Cifuentes, Diana Alejandra Herrera Velásquez
A measurement scale is described as a contribution to the field of ICT  ( information and communications technology)  integration in a particular set of dimensions partially explored in the scientific literature. The institutional conditions for ICT integration has been recently studied as determinant for successful educational innovation. This work describes four dimensions that are necessary...

Work, teacher training, and integration of DICT to educational practices: Beyond technological rationality
Lucas Marfim, Lucila Pesce
As a result of an academic research integrated with an interinstitutional research, this article is a theoretical-conceptual study, which discusses how the development and spread of technology, under the capitalist mode of production and conditioned by its own rationality, are a part of a global model of power organization that drive human training purposes and decisively affect current public...

Examining the relationship of teacher perception of accountability and assessment policies on teacher turnover during NCLB
Meredith L. Wronowski, Angela Urick
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between teachers’ perception of their work, their intent to leave their current position, and their realized turnover at the height of the federal accountability policy era in the United States. The study uses a framework of teacher de-professionalization and demoralization operationalized by teacher responses to the Schools and...

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