Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
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LOPEZ DE LERIDA MILICIC, Soledad. Teachers tensions in 2010, the year of the earthquake and tsunami in Chile. Estud. pedagóg., 2016, vol.42, no.3, p.259-276. ISSN 0718-0705.
In this article we report the perception of a group of teachers from two schools in an area affected by a natural disaster. We worked with 12 teachers from elementary schools, using the technique of in-depth interview and journal to know their experiences as teachers and to value the context after the earthquake and tsunami. It is a naturalistic qualitative exploratory design, and the evidence is analyzed using the Grounded Theory. Descriptions at individual, relational and contextual level emerged, confirming a contradictory discourse to integrate the various aspects of the experience. We present three areas of tensions: Their role versus personal experience, stability and change in the teaching practice, and presence and denial of the experience. We made some suggestions to implement in the educational context after a natural disaster, considering the personal and professional scopes of teachers.
Keywords: natural disaster; teachers; teachers' tensions; schools; Chile.
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