School Admissions System (SAS) in Chile: Ending school choice of families (Part 1)

The different studies into school choice within families in Chile have identified practices contrary to what economic theory assumes is ‘school choice’: the option for a better quality school and parental freedom to decide. These practices are characterised by restrictions that families – principally disadvantaged groups – confront at the moment of choosing, in particular,…

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Admisión con equidad desde las voces de las madres

Al terminar mis estudios de pregrado en Sociología, ingresé a trabajar en la Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles (JUNJI), una institución estatal que administra y financia programas de educación inicial. Esta institución forma parte de la “red pública”[1] de la educación inicial y busca focalizar el acceso a familias y niños de sectores desaventajados. Desde…

Admission with equity from the voices of mothers

When I finished my undergraduate studies in Sociology, I started working for the National Board for Early Childhood Education Centres (Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles or JUNJI), a state institution which administers and finances programmes of early childhood education. This institution forms a part of the ‘public network’ [1] of early childhood education and seeks…

Raising the voices of mothers

I would like to raise the voices of mothers in Early Childhood Education. Many countries have started or continued educational policies for expansion of enrolment to infants, toddlers and pre-schools. Mothers are the key in this enrolment. They search for and choose the education or care for their children and then decide the best age for…