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Ph.D. in education program partners with Chilean universities for international educational research

By Kayla J. Kennedy
University News Service
November 26, 2014

The Ph.D. in education program at Texas State University has recently established an international educational research partnership with Chilean universities.

The collaboration focuses on enhancing a mutual research infrastructure to support continuous educational improvement in the U.S. and Chile. Texas State is also partnering with the U.S. Embassy-Santiago de Chile in the development of this initiative.

Texas State Provost Gene Bourgeois met with Chilean scholars to sign the memorandum of understanding establishing the partnership. 

Four Chilean scholars from the educational doctorate program at Universidad Alberto Hurtado-Universidad Diego Portales in Chile visited Texas State to inaugurate the doctoral level partnership. During the visit, researchers and doctoral students from Chile and Texas State participated in activities that included a research colloquium, strategic planning and site visits to Texas public schools in Del Valle ISD. 

Strategic priorities were also established during the visit, which include the mutual exchange of faculty and doctoral students for research and study, collaborative Chilean and U.S. educational research projects and joint participation in a proposed center for educational research and policy development in Chile.

The Ph.D. in education program at Texas State is in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology.