Education in Chile

Chile’s education system can foster stronger economic, democratic and social development in the country. There are significant macroeconomic benefits to education, such as increased productivity. That said, individuals tend to benefit the most from high-quality, equitable education systems. In 2004, the OECD performed a review of national education policies and an analysis of the Chilean education system. This review aims to identify key changes in the Chilean education system mainly from 2004-16, in order to analyse where education in Chile stands today and offer recommendations to help provide better education opportunities for all Chileans in the coming years. The review therefore examines different areas of education policy in Chile, from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to higher education.

Published on November 30, 2017Also available in: Spanish

In series:Reviews of National Policies for Educationview more titles


Foreword and acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Overview of the education system in Chile1 chapter available
Overview and the OECD review process
Better foundations for student learning in Chile2 chapters available
Strengthening the quality and equity of Chilean ECEC and schools
Strengthening the quality of teaching and school leadership in Chile
Building the skills that chile needs: vocational, technical and higher education2 chapters available
Improving higher education and research in Chile
Improving the quality of technical and vocational education in Chile
Final reflections about working towards Chile’s future education system1 chapter available
Some final reflections on education policy implementation in the current Chilean context
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