Teacher-owners of state-subsidized schools: a glance at their professional biographies

2011 was a special year for education in Chile. Between April and September, high school and university students carried out important mobilizations and protests, demanding that the authorities – amongst other actions – put an end to the profit of state-subsidized private school providers and make education free. At that time, while looking for press…

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Profesores dueños de escuelas subvencionadas por el Estado: una mirada a sus biografías profesionales

El 2011 fue un año especial para la educación chilena. Entre abril y septiembre, los estudiantes secundarios y universitarios llevaron a cabo importantes movilizaciones y protestas, buscando que las autoridades – entre otras medidas – terminaran con el fin de lucro de sostenedores de establecimientos educacionales y que la educación fuera gratuita. En aquel tiempo,…

The privatization of education in Chile: a historical perspective

If you analyze school systems from a comparative perspective, the Chilean case stands out for its accelerated and high level of privatization. To understand this distinctiveness, you need to put the changes to the regulation of state-financed private education from the beginning of the 1980s into historical perspective. Although private education [1] was recognized as educational…

Privatización de la educación chilena: una perspectiva histórica

Si se analizan los sistemas escolares desde una perspectiva comparada, el caso chileno destaca por su acelerado y alto grado de privatización. Para comprender esta particularidad, es necesario poner en perspectiva histórica los cambios en la regulación de la educación particular [1] que es financiada por el Estado, desde inicios de la década de 1980.…

Raising the voices of teachers as private school owners

If school systems are analysed from a comparative perspective, the Chilean, Swedish and English cases stand out because of their accelerated and high degree of privatisation. However, even though research on the expansion of subsidised private education is well developed, the owners or managers of these schools have been poorly studied. For this reason, I…