Management Styles in Chilean Education and Teachers Permanent Training

This paper offers an inductive model, outcome of a qualitative research, on management styles and its effects on county service areas responsible for managing the teacher’s permanent training.  The study was conducted within 15 counties of Chile, gathering information from official documents and interviews to civil servants in charge of managing township’s education, particularly those in charge of the teacher’s development.
We found out that management models which promote consensuses require tolerance and leadership for negotiations and diversity expressions. Both, the political authoritarian and the political bureaucratic style of management consider the teachers’ educational need as a lack of knowledge. In those management styles with scanty space for reflection or diversity, the picking of training Institutions  takes little account on its theoretical and didactic orientations, and may even muddle and disregard the theoretical diversity about  post-school education and training and the management of lifelong learning, so the educational activities do not fulfil both the educational local and people’s needs

There is a need of further research on the effect of both, the interactive and political democratic (convergent or divergent) style of management on the educational achievement and the result of teacher’s permanent training.

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Management styles, lifelong learning, county education.

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Sepúlveda, C. y Lagomarsino, M. (2007). Estilos de Gestión en Educación Municipalizada Chilena y Formación Continua del Profesorado. Revista Electrónica Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 5(1), pp. 153-163. Cited (Date).