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ERIC Number: EJ1077907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Parent's Defense of Their Children's Right to Education: Resistance Experiences against Public School Closings in Chile
Pino-Yancovic, Mauricio
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v10 n3 p254-265 Nov 2015
This is a semi-ethnographic study of three schools that were closed in a marginal community in Santiago, Chile. The school closing process was violent with many social and psychological negative consequences for guardians and students. The guardians of the students of these schools decided to take over the schools and fight against the local public educational administrator in order to reopen them, and after 7?months of persistent resistance they succeeded. This case of community resistance illustrates how the right to education goes beyond educational access, and it also involves community heritage, educational resources, and quality of teachers. The resistance of these parents to the school closing process is relevant to question how the right to education has been framed in the Chilean Constitution, and it also indicates gaps in the financial and administration policies to guarantee this right.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile (Santiago)