Evaluative practices in secondary education


Raúl Bustos leads a project whose objective is to analyze the conceptions of Chilean teachers about evaluative practice.

Raúl Bustos González, who obtained his doctorate from the Organizational Development Team, is currently an academic and researcher at the Department of Education of the Faculty of Education and Humanities of the University of Tarapacá. From that position, he directs the Fondecyt project N ° 11180044, entitled "Modalities and evaluative practices used by History, Geography and Social Sciences teachers, in public secondary schools with high vulnerability indices, in the border region", which has as main objective to analyze the practices and conceptions of teachers in the evaluation processes in establishments of the Arica and Parinacota region, considering the context of vulnerability and cultural diversity, and identifying how the representations of nationalism and state hegemony operate at the time of see the evaluative mechanisms of teachers against the needs of their students.

The project emerges from the reflection and consideration of the geo-political location of the region, the cultural diversity present in the territory and the role of education in the construction of identity, and how the latter is subject to the evaluation of learning around the paradigms of interculturality and national identity. In this sense, the project aims to identify the modalities and practices on the part of the teachers in order to establish the reasons and their relationship with the discourses and representations around the role of evaluation in the framework of the teaching-learning process.

Currently, the research is under development, from a work related to five (5) establishments in the Arica commune, one (1) in the Putre commune and one (1) in the Codpa locality, which have an index of total school vulnerability over 90%.

Professors Joaquín Gairín and Diego Castro have carried out advisory activities to the team of researchers from the University of Tarapacá in the Arica and Parinacota region in the extreme north of Chile. Likewise, they held various meetings with professors from the University of Tarapacá in order to exchange experiences and analyze the possibilities of establishing collaboration agreements to carry out short stays for Chilean professors at CRiEDO.

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