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Improving Learning EnvironmentsSchool Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective$
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Richard Arum and Melissa Velez

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804778039

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.001.0001

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School Discipline in Chile

School Discipline in Chile

(p.74) CHAPTER TWO School Discipline in Chile
Improving Learning Environments

Florencia Torche

Alejandra Mizala

Stanford University Press

This chapter discusses the distinctive organizational structure of Chile's educational system. The Chilean school system underwent an organizational transformation in 1981, from being centrally controlled by the national government to becoming a universal voucher system controlled by municipal governments. Currently, a socioeconomically stratified, three-tiered school system exists, with the poorest Chileans attending public schools, the slightly better off attending public voucher schools, and the elite attending private schools. Chile's high student victimization score may be related to pervasive bullying in Chilean schools, specifically because the student victimization index is particularly sensitive to bullying behaviors. Although Chilean schools are dramatically segregated on class lines, schools that serve wealthier students are only slightly more orderly than those which serve less affluent students. Students attending Chile's rural schools report far less victimization than those attending urban schools.

Keywords:   Chile's educational system, universal voucher system, public voucher schools, student victimization, bullying

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