The Ministry of Education-Chilean Teachers Association Negotiation: Chile 2000: A Personal Perspective

Sep 2006
This paper narrates the Negotiation conducted in 2000 between the Chilean government, through the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and the teachers, led by the Colegio de Profesores (CP), the Chilean National Teachers Association. It describes the strategies employed by both sectors and the manner in which they finally concerted educational initiatives relevant to the successful development of the Educational Reform and the teaching profession. The Negotiation managed to impose cooperation over conflict, did not get stuck in wage demands, and identified fields of work that proved decisive in jointly improving the quality, equality and participation in the schooling system.