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Hilliger, Isabel; Gelmi, Claudio A.; Cifuentes, Luis; Bennett, Magdalena; de la Llera, Juan Carlos – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
In 2011, the School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile launched an alternative admission program to attract talented high-school students from low-income families who would not be accepted by the conventional admission process but have otherwise shown outstanding academic results at the high-school level. Applicants came…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Admission, Low Income Students
Chilca Alva, Manuel L. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2017
This study was intended to establish whether self-esteem and study habits correlate with academic performance among university students. Research conducted was descriptive observational, multivariate or cross-sectional factorial in nature. The study population consisted of 196 students enrolled in a Basic Mathematics 1 class at the School of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Study Habits, Academic Achievement
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Horn, Catherine; Santelices, María Verónica; Avendaño, Ximena Catalán – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2014
Much of the recent Chilean educational debate and reform has centered around issues of higher education cost, debt burden, and availability of grants versus loans. This quantitative case study of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile sought to understand the longitudinal contributions of combinations of types of financial aid to persistence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Selective Admission, Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence
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Munoz, David Andres; Queupil, Juan Pablo; Fraser, Pablo – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze collaboration networks and their patterns among higher education institutions (HEIs) in Chile and the Latin American region. This will provide evidence to educational managements in order to properly allocate their efforts to improve collaboration. Design/methodology/approach: This quantitative…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Social Networks, Authors
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Acosta Peña, Roxana; Tomás-Folch, Marina; Feixas, Mònica – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
The Faculties of Engineering Sciences at Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile regard teacher training as a necessary tool for its academics' professional development and as a fundamental way to improve their teaching quality. The Teaching Unit for Innovation in Engineering (UIDIN) has developed a new curriculum and training programme which…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries