Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
versión ISSN 0718-0705
VIDAL ARAYA, Leonardo. Power relationships in the placing of the Educational Reform in Chile. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.1, pp. 333-344. ISSN 0718-0705. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07052012000100020.
The author presents a rapprochement to the placing of the educational reform in Chile through the field of forces which constitutes the interweaving of power relations within the educational system. He develops an analytical approach by selectively focusing on some facts or situations which allow a sort of characterization of a very dynamic and complex field. Finally, as a main conclusion, it is stated that in the installation of the educational reform, the political and technical powers would not have considered the strategic situation and the potential of certain behaviors, relations of power and resistances that, sometimes, in a silent way, would affect the balances or imbalances in the field of forces of the educational system and, to some extent, affect the efficiency of the educational policies.
Palabras clave : educational reform; relations of power; educational policies.