School Segregation in Chile

  • Claudio Allende
  • Rocío Díaz
  • Juan Pablo Valenzuela
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3327-1

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Introduction

Why Is the Chilean School System a Rich Source of Learning about School Segregation Worldwide?

School segregation has multiple effects on the educational and developmental children opportunities, as well as for society as a whole, in the short, medium, and long term. On the one hand, when it occurs among vulnerable students, it affects the quality and equity of their learning, as it also makes social policies aimed at improving education less effective, since the concentration of more vulnerable students carries with it more complex requirements to achieve the objectives sought. However, there are also effects for all the socioeconomic groups, since higher degrees of social segregation reduce the development of socialization, inclusion, and civic development skills.

Often focused on the socioeconomic level, school segregation refers to the unequal distribution of students among...

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Acknowledgments

Funding from PIA-CONICYT Basal Funds for Centers of Excellence Project FB0003 is gratefully acknowledged

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Allende
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rocío Díaz
    • 1
  • Juan Pablo Valenzuela
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación Avanzada en EducaciónUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Programa de Estudios de GobiernoUniversidad de Santiago de ChileSantiagoChile