Thursday, February 2, 2023
- A team from the ANID Center, Center for Educational Justice (CJE), of the Catholic University met this Wednesday with the teams of the Study Center of the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) to present the objectives and results of some of the investigations carried out in the last time.
The meeting was attended by the director of the CJE, Claudia Matus, who presented the guidelines of the Center in this second period: “What we did was raise some issues that seem relevant to us for this path that continues after the first five years, where what we raised is that there is an umbrella that in some way is guiding some specific research work at the Center, which has to do with the issue of gender, climate change and work in particular with communities in isolated territories”.
He also explained that in this second period the ANID Center is working on the democratization of research results. In the director’s opinion, “there is a problem pending, for the centers it is extremely important to take the How do we ensure that the research results have outputs that do not have to do with the papers?, neither the books, nor the most official thing to communicate results, there is an effort to see how that is done, what it means and try ”. He finally stated that a third guideline is the link between the social sciences and the natural sciences, considering that “there are a lot of problems that cannot be explained from one place”.
Then it was the turn of the main researcher of Line 4 of Psychosocial Inclusion, Alejandra Caqueo, who announced the results of the work regarding Mental health in Aymara children and adolescentswhose purpose was to describe and compare the prevalence of mental health problems in this group in the city of Arica, obtaining among the results that although those indicated are positive, a greater presence of social anxiety stands out in adolescents in this group, the that could be linked by different experiences of forms of discrimination or racism based on their origin or phenotypic appearance.
The person who also presented was the researcher Ngaire Honey from the Institutional Inclusion Line, who presented part of the work and results obtained by investigating the Effects of the end of selection with the School Admission System (SAE) in a still very segregated school system like the Chilean one. Likewise, he advanced what are the next steps in this Line, which aim to analyze the effects of SAE on school mobility, performance and attendance at the University, and the analysis of the long-term effect of SAE on school inclusion, among other objectives. .
Finally, Francisca Donoso, member of the Life Course Center and doctoral intern at the UC Educational Justice Center, spoke, sharing the methodology, objective and preliminary results of her thesis in relation to the parental involvement in the context of educational market policies.
After the presentation of the CJE delegation, the director of the Mineduc Study Center, Sebastián Araneda, took the floor, who valued the instance and the contribution that the academy can make to public policy and strategic decision-making within the framework of the implementation of the New Public Education.