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12:30 - 14:00 17 December 2015

Global trends in HE and Latin-America: the case of Chile as a paradigmatic case of marketization


IOE Room 675 | Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Carolina Guzman-Valenzuela, Centre for Advanced Research in Education, University of Chile, Dr Carolina Guzman-Valenzuela is a researcher in the Centre for Advanced Research in Education, University of Chile. She has conducted competitive research in the field of higher education with a particular interest in the impact of neoliberal regimes on the contemporary university and the academic work. Currently she is investigating the meanings of the concept of ‘public’ in universities in marketized contexts and the role of universities in promoting a more egalitarian society. She is also interested in qualitative research and its theorization, with a special focus on epistemology and the construction of new theories.

The private/public debate and the role of the state in the provision of higher education are key issues in Latin-America. Drawing on data on research production, undergraduate and postgraduate students, access, tuition fees and equity, this seminar will analyse ways in which the state and the private sector in the region are responding both to global tendencies such as massification and the emergence of international rankings on the one hand, and to more local needs and demands of equity on the other hand.


Carolyn Gallop
+44 (0)7919542869 | c.gallop@ioe.ac.uk