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Legitimacy in University Government: A New Typology
Andres Bernasconi, Paula Clasing
We propose a typology of forms of legitimacy of authority in the university, based on the well-known classification by Max Weber of the forms of political authority based on the types to legitimacy typically invoked by those in a position of authority. This framework is adapted and expanded to the field of university governance taking into consideration the specialized literature on models of...

Equity of Access to Higher Education: The “Class Rank” as a Mechanism of Inclusion in the Chilean Admission System
Daniel Casanova
In Chile, from the year 2013, “Class Rank” was introduced as a new factor of university selection in the Chilean admission system, which aim is to improve equity in access to higher university education. This policy has provoked diverse objections and the evaluation carried out has shown almost no impact in altering the inequity of access in general. However, this called diversity of Chilean...

The Link of Teacher Career Paths on the Distribution of High Qualified Teachers: A Chilean Case Study
Maria del Rosario Rivero
This paper uses rich data of 79,418 elementary teachers from 5,521 schools in Chile to study the extent of teacher sorting and its association with teacher career paths. A complete analysis of ten measures of teacher quality shows that highly qualified teachers are unequally distributed across schools. Some schools present a large concentration of highly qualified teachers while others do not...

The Influence of Multiple Administrations of a State Achievement Test on Passing Rates for Student Groups
Joseph F. T. Nese, Gerald Tindal, Joseph J. Stevens, Stephen N. Elliott
The stakes of large-scale testing programs have grown considerably in the past decade with the enactment of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race To The Top (RTTT) legislations. A significant component of NCLB has been required reporting of annual yearly progress (AYP) of student subgroups disaggregated by sex, special education status, English language proficiency, and race/ethnicity. In...

Mapping the Profit Motive: A Comparative Analysis of For-­Profit and Non-­Profit Charter Schools
William Brett Robertson
For-profit charter schools represent a controversial new market-based education reform (Garcia, Barber, & Molnar, 2009; Conn, 2002). This essay explores how schools operated by for-profit corporations differ from those operated by non-profit organizations. Specifically, do for-profit charter schools locate in demographically distinct areas and serve different student populations than...

High and Low Value-Added Schools. Differential Profiles of Secondary Schools in Baja California (Mexico)
Maria Castro-Morera, Adán Moisés García-Medina, Luis Horacio Pedroza-Zuñiga, Joaquín Caso-Niebla
Contextual value-added models have been serving as a tool for the development of evaluation systems based on accountability. However, the study of school’s contribution after controlling for background characteristics related to the socio-cultural level of students and schools (technically called residuals) can also serve to identify and study the good educational practices of those centers...

Competency Curriculum Reform: The Experience in the Preparatorias Federales por Cooperacion
Cesar Silva Montes
In this article, the effects of curriculum reform in Preparatorias Federales por Cooperacion, driven by the Direccion General del Bachillerato, are analyzed. It´s purpose is to reveal how the curriculum competencies, in order to connect school with labor market in the context of globalization and the knowledge society, are inconsistent with the ideal of educated citizens committed to society....

Repercussions of FUNDEF/FUNDEB on Initial Remuneration of Teachers from Pará’s State Public School System
Fabrício Aarão Freire Carvalho
This article aims to analyze the repercussions of FUNDEF/FUNDEB at initial remuneration of education professionals from Pará’s State public school system between 1996 and 2009. It represents a public policy analysis, concentrating its focus on the examination from the implication of funds policy for teaching’s effective valorization in the State. The research came to the conclusion that,...

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