The professional mathematics teacher: fabricating and governing the becoming of the teacher


  • Alex Montecino Aalborg University



This paper aims at unpacking the becoming of the mathematics teacher as a professional immerse in the Chilean society, by mapping the changes that have taken within his/her fabrication and governing. A Foucault–inspired history of the present is deployed, as analytical strategy, to problematize how the discursive assemblage of social development and school mathematics produces a particular mathematics teacher—an autonomous professional that has to engage in continuous training and has to be a good decision-maker, framed within political and economic agenda. Ways of conceiving and understand the mathematics teacher are (re)producing a discursive network that operates as a technology of government for the fabrication of the desired mathematics teacher.