Migration of international students to Chile: Challenges of the new public education





International immigrants, School directive management, Pedagogical management, Educational Policies, Recognition


The article addresses the problem of immigration of international students in the Chilean educational system, collecting empirical evidence regarding the challenges of directive management and pedagogical management that the process of installing the new public educational institution in Chile faces. In this framework, the objective of the work is to elaborate a typology of the forms of implementation of the migratory policy at the school level, of the procedures adopted by the educational management and, finally, of the teaching practices related to the inclusion of immigrants. For this purpose, the analysis is carried out, from the Grounded Theory perspective, of semi-structured interviews applied to directive teachers and classroom teachers of school establishments, regarding situations in the context of which they have had to attend to emerging needs from the presence of international immigrant students. Finally, it ends by underlining the need to move from the stage of respect for rights to that of full recognition of the dignity of international immigrants.


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Author Biographies

Jorge Alarcón-Leiva, Universidad de Talca

Doctor en Filosofía por la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, se desempeña actualmente como Profesor Conferenciante del Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Educacional de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Talca, Región del Río Maule, en Chile. Líneas de investigación y docencia en teoría política, política educativa y teoría curricular.

Catalina Gotelli-Alvial, Universidad de Talca

Profesora de Educación General Básica por la Universidad Católica del Maule, en Talca, Región del Maule, Chile y Magíster en Política y Gestión Educacional por la Universidad de Talca, Región del Maule, Chile. Actualmente se desempeña como docente de aula del Colegio Concepción de Talca. Sus líneas de investigación conciernen a la política educativa y la gestión directiva de establecimientos del sistema escolar.



How to Cite

Alarcón-Leiva, J., & Gotelli-Alvial, C. (2021). Migration of international students to Chile: Challenges of the new public education. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29(January - July), 68. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.29.6261



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