Mitigating Conflicts Through Education in Chile


With support from CLAS and the Tinker Foundation, I spent two weeks in May implementing an education project in Chile with Daniel Cano of Georgetown University. The idea behind the project was relatively simple: to take history teachers educating the wealthiest 1% of Chileans into schools throughout the country’s south, a region that has historically been prone to conflict between the Chilean state and the indigenous Mapuche people. The goal was to educate teachers about the conflict and have them reflect, alongside local teachers in the southern town of Tirua, about the way in which the history of indigenous populations in Chile is taught.

Cristobal Madero
Publication date: 
June 10, 2016
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