Educational Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability: Lessons from Chile and the United States

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This conference comes as part of a larger project in the field of international and comparative education. Members of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (KI) began work in the spring of 2017 to pursue a collaborative, interdisciplinary research effort as a Research Cluster on international education. Nested within this research cluster, the proposed seminar, which will take place in Santiago, Chile at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) from December 5 - 7, 2018, will address the theme, “Educational Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability: Lessons from Chile and the United States.” The event will bring together U.S. and Chilean senior research scholars from across the fields of international education, education policy, sociology of education, law, and political science to explore the comparative issues and challenges of K-12 educational policy in Chile and the United States. It will particularly focus on issues of freedom of education and school choice policies, the degree of autonomy and regulatory oversight of schools and particularly faith-based schools, and accountability issues and measurement strategies related to student achievement and attainment within differing policy environments.


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