Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Chile 2009

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This joint OECD and World Bank review gives a brief overview of post-secondary education in Chile and describes its development over the past twenty years. It presents an analysis of the system and identifies key directions for policy reform in light of the challenges encountered by officials, communities, enterprises, educators, parents and students. It concludes with a set of key recommendations concerning the structure of the system and its labour market relevance; access and equity, governance and management; research, development and innovation; internationalisation; and financing.

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In this chapter, recent quality reforms including the introduction of institutional and programme accreditation are described. Their impact on institutions, public perception and the quality of teaching and learning is reviewed. Other aspects discussed are the quality of research, the quality of tertiary institutions’ contribution to their communities, the quality of provision on outlying campuses, the uses and misuses of quality information and the quality of teacher training. The chapter concludes with a number of recommendations, covering both the accreditation system and teacher training.


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