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Calidad en la educación

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SILLARD, Mario; GARAY, Mario  and  TRONCOSO, Ivka. Analysis of the new school admission system in chile: the region of magallanes as a pilot experience. Calidad en la educación [online]. 2018, n.49, pp.112-136. ISSN 0718-4565.

The phenomenon of the socioeconomic segregation of schools has surfaced as a prominent concern in the country. The School Inclusion Law came into effect, in 2016, transforming the school selection process into a relevant issue within the educational policy debates by prohibiting schools, that receive state funding, from selecting students. The goal of this legislation is to prevent discrimination, such that if the school chosen by the family has the same number of applicants and vacancies, all of the students should be able to enter automatically. The objective of this research is to understand how school registration behaves with the New Admission System (NAS), which was implemented as a pilot programme in the region of Magallanes, Chile, for the 2017 admission’s process. On this basis, the data provided by the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) was reviewed, to answer whether, in comparison to the previous system, the NSA allows for a different distribution of the students’ registration.

Keywords : educational quasi-markets; educational inequality; school choice; school segregation.

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