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DI PIZZO MATEUS, Roxana  and  CABRERA BORGES, Claudia. Executors, implementers or curricular agents? Teacher profiles in relation to the curriculum. Cuad. Investig. Educ. [online]. 2021, vol.12, n.2, pp.41-62.  Epub Dec 01, 2021. ISSN 1510-2432.

This report includes some of the findings of a research carried out in the framework of the Master's Degree in Education at ORT University of Uruguay, where the relationship between teacher and curriculum was studied. The issue under analysis consisted in studying the way in which secondary education teachers of the subject Social and Civic Education, act as mediators of a curriculum conceived within a curricular system. The article is focused on one of the objectives of the research consisting in identifying the teachers' profiles based on the curricular decisions made by those teachers that participated in the study. A qualitative approach was used within the hermeneutic phenomenological interactive modality. The main technique for information gathering was the semi-structured interview applied to a theoretical sampling of 10 teachers of Social and Civic Education from state high schools in Montevideo city (applied through three different stages of their teaching career) and one teachers supervisor for such specific subject appointed by the Secondary Education Council of Uruguay. The research was complemented with a qualitative textual analysis of eleven annual plans and five re-planning documents written by teachers selected in the sample. As regards the teachers participating in the study, the results allowed to identify mostly the executor and implementer profiles. No teachers with a profile of mere curricular agents were detected. The research evidenced that it is in the collaborative work and with the incorporation of digital technologies where teachers take distance from the curricular-agent profile. A finding to be pointed out is the deepening of the executor profile in collective actions such as teachers' meetings and coordination activities.

Keywords : teacher; curriculum; secondary school teaching; social sciences; planning.

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