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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; Castillo, Dante; McGinn, Noel – Urban Education, 2023
Chile offers high school dropouts a chance to graduate through enrollment in Second Opportunity Centers, located in cities ranging in population from 5 million inhabitants to less than 100,000. Participants in 18 centers were classified into four distinct classes based on their family situation, handicaps, employment, experience with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Secondary Education, Graduation
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Perdomo, Bexi; Castillo, María del Carmen Llontop; Mas, Oscar – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the major concerns at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de América Latina (UCAL; the University of Sciences and Arts of Latin America) has been to keep offering high-quality education with effective teaching methodologies and creativity at its core. This article aims to describe and understand the use of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante – Research Papers in Education, 2021
The objective of this study was to identify those activities that re-engage out-of-school youth who enrol in the so-called 'recovery' schools now operating in Chile. Recovery schools can offer different kinds of activities in order to engage their students; are some activities more effective than others? Is their effect moderated by the type of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Dropouts, Program Effectiveness, Special Schools
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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante – Education and Urban Society, 2020
The provision of "alternative" education is increasingly common in the countries of the world, but highly varied in its forms and coverage. In its commitment to provide education for all to age 18, Chile recently expanded its system of schools for teenage dropouts and has funded research on how best to educate these youth. This article,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante – Improving Schools, 2020
Improvement in education has been one of the strategies of the government of Chile to reduce economic inequality. To that end, it recently established a system of Second Opportunity Centers that enroll out-of-school youth who have not completed high school. The system is modeled on so-called alternative schools operating in Europe and the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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González, Luis; Espinoza, Oscar; Sandoval, Luis; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante – Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 2020
This study, carried out in Chile, describes difficulties in the incorporation of employability as an objective in the training of psychologists. Prior research emphasized confusion of key actors about how to train and measure employability. To illustrate that confusion, we compared perspectives of university Psychology department heads and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Psychologists, Higher Education
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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; Sandoval, Luis; Loyola, Javier; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2022
The objective of this study was to understand which factors contribute most to Psychology and Teaching graduates' satisfaction with their university professional formation. Two factors were assessed: the level of admissions selectivity by the university attended, and the salary received once employed. The participants graduated from three…
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Admission, Selective Admission, Employment Level
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Espinoza, Oscar; McGinn, Noel; González, Luis; Sandoval, Luis; Castillo, Dante – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine which of the two variables would be a more reliable proxy for quality of university training--graduates' satisfaction with their degree program, or institutional prestige. Design/methodology/approach: Graduates of professional psychology and teaching programs from three Chilean universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Job Satisfaction
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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante; Sandoval, Luis – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Universities' reputations are built in part on graduates' assessments of the quality of education they received. What do these assessments tell us? Are graduates' judgments of quality based on their experiences as students or on their later job satisfaction, that is, on process or on outcomes? The objective of this study was to assess the extent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Satisfaction, College Graduates
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Carranza Esteban, Renzo Felipe; Mamani-Benito, Oscar; Turpo Chaparro, Josué Edison; Apaza Romero, Abel; Castillo-Blanco, Ronald W. – South African Journal of Education, 2023
The repercussions of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have generated effects on the working modality of teachers, in whom it is convenient to study variables associated with well-being. The objective with this research was to determine whether social support at work and workload predict satisfaction with life in a sample of Peruvian teachers.…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Faculty Workload, Predictor Variables, Life Satisfaction
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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante; Sandoval, Luis – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
There is strong evidence that expansion of university enrolment contributes to economic growth. Less clear, however, is whether that expansion will reduce income inequality. Human capital theory argues that education provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to be more productive. As more students from disadvantaged families graduate from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Salaries, Parent Background
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Martin-Piedra, Miguel A.; Saavedra-Casado, Salvador; Santisteban-Espejo, Antonio; Campos, Fernando; Chato-Astrain, Jesus; Garcia-Garcia, Oscar Dario; Sanchez-Porras, David; Luna del Castillo, Juan de Dios; Rodriguez, Ismael Angel; Campos, Antonio – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2023
Students' metacognitive skills and perceptions are considered important variables for high-quality learning. In this study, students' perceptions were used to identify histological threshold concepts (integrative, irreversible, transformative, and troublesome) in three health sciences curricula. A specific questionnaire was developed and validated…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Anatomy, Health Sciences, Student Attitudes