In 2016, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics published a report that there were approximately 44.4 million teachers missing worldwide, indicating that this shortage would have a much higher percentage in certain areas. In Chile, this problem is addressed by Elige Educar, which in its 2021 report predicts a shortage of 33,000 teachers by 2030.
Today, as artificial intelligence (AI) expands its capabilities through artificially generated texts, works and award-winning films, we all worry about what will happen to education.
AI will come to replace professional jobs such as accountants or journalists, as seen in some virtual trainings, starting from the obstacles that may arise for educational institutions to create social mobility, rather than simply replacing basic functional jobs. But beyond these fears and objections we may make, it is more complicated to look at what is happening in the education of our children and adolescents.
Looking at the school curriculum, we see that the Department of Technical Education in Secondary Education (Edutec) has a huge deficit to the extent that the Edutec National Diagnostic Assessment (END) disciplinary knowledge test no longer exists. is used. Because as of 2020, only 6 students across the country have shown it compared to over 1700 students in the English region.
The question is who teaches technical education in schools? The answer is even more surprising: art teachers. Also, my dear and esteemed colleagues in the arts will forgive me, but their training has little or nothing to do with technology, as their discipline training does not even have branches declared in their curricula in this regard.
This problem further increases the challenge of technology in education, because if we have already seen the deficient management of ICTs during the pandemic, on the part of many teachers, we show that today we do not even have professional qualifications. Classrooms in technical subjects.
According to related international studies, this not only widens the training gap but also creates social inequality in accessing, using and managing new technologies. AI
It is true that we can argue that all branches can teach AI, but it is no less true that the presence of a particular branch of technology will help build adequate skills in that area. Better learning in other fields.
A lack of suitable teachers affects a major field of 21st century students today, and that seems like a small matter. The development of technical education should not only think about the school environment but also promote the professional field and scientific development.