Chilean Education Today: New Regulations, Social Movements, and Uncontested Emergencies

Panel Discussion

April 15, 2019

Event Description

The Chilean education system has gone through profound changes in the last decade, from the creation of new legislation that ended the Pinochet-era education law, to the establishment of a superstructure to ensure quality. Social movements were key in making this transition possible. New regulations are now in place, but there are more challenges to overcome. Chilean Professors Leyton, Falabella, Rojas, and Madero will discuss these challenges from their various perspectives.


Daniel Leyton is an assistant professor at Alberto Hurtado University (Chile). His research interests include education policies; social class, gender, and subjectivities; and poststructuralist and post-critical perspectives in higher education.

Alejandra Falabella is an associate professor at Alberto Hurtado University. Her research interests include the sociology of education; market and accountability policies; school privatization; and inclusion and exclusion dynamics in the education system.

Maria Teresa Rojas is an associate professor and the director of the Doctorate in Education program at Alberto Hurtado University. Her research includes education policy and sociology; rationalities of justice and equity; and social inclusion regulations.

Cristobal Madero is an assistant professor at Alberto Hurtado University. His research includes Catholic school organizations and design thinking applied to education.  He is a theologian and a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).