OECD Reviews of School Resources: Chile 2017

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This country review report for Chile provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the use of school resources in Chile, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches. The report serves three purposes: i) to provide insights and advice to Chilean education authorities; ii) to help other countries understand the Chilean approach to the use of school resources; and iii) to provide input for the comparative analysis of the OECD School Resources Review. The analysis in the report focusses on the following areas: i) the funding of school education (including planning, distribution, incentives and monitoring); ii) equity resourcing policies targeted at specific groups of students; iii) school organisation and the operation of schools; and iv) the teaching profession.

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School organisation and operation in Chile

This chapter analyses how school organisation and operation in Chile can contribute to the effective use of resources at the school level. It deals with the distribution of responsibilities for school organisation and operation and analyses school quality assurance and development. Furthermore, it discusses the approach to school leadership and how resources in schools are organised to create environments conducive to effective teaching and learning. The chapter places particular emphasis on areas of priority for Chile such as the approach to external school evaluations, the effectiveness of school improvement plans and the operation of external technical-pedagogical support services for schools. The chapter also reviews the organisation of the school leadership profession, the preparation of school leaders, local capacity to manage and support school leadership and school-community relations.

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