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GIPES (Grupo de Investigación en Políticas Educativas Supranacionales)


Recognized Research Group on Education Policy Supranational [UAM / PR020] (GIPES), assembles a education professionals, professors, young researchers, doctoral and education, interested in the scientific study of emerging internationalization of the interdisciplinar and the impact of these processes on national education policies and educational systems interested in the scientific study of the interdisciplinary group of university.

Believes that contemporary society is a partnership based on knowledge, global and technological, in which the internationalist trends have a central role in all spheres of social life and, significantly, in the educational processes. On that stage international flows of educational harmonization, especially the leading role of supranational bodies are generated. For all these reasons, it is essential to our knowledge from a scientific approach the scope of these flows and their impact, for better understanding of the educational phenomenon both globally considered from a national, regional or local approach.

From these premises, the GIPES, is established as a scientific research group, in the bosom of the Autonomous University of Madrid, inside the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education whose purpose is the realization, promotion and dissemination of scientific research, generating knowledge transfer in the field of Supranational Education Policy. And understand this as an academic discipline, a improving knowledge and a scientific area with its own object. The purpose of the research in GIPES has a vocation applied, mainly to support the development of public education policies.

On the development of all their actions, both research and academic outreach, GIPES must be according to the principles an values stated in letters of Constitution of both the United Nations and UNESCO and, equally, of the European Charter Fundamental Rights and the Spanish Constitution, trying to promote them. Especially the GIPES assumes promote peace among peoples and nations, the defense of democracy and the implementation of free, fair and inclusive societies. Similarly, the GIPES defends the right to education for all, in terms of quality, equity and full equality of opportunity.

Research areas

  • Supranational Education Policy
  • Actions in education and training are developed under international organizations or transnational. The GIPES especially will attend supranational European Education Policy (both the European Union and the Council of Europe) and Latin American (OEI, MERCOSUR ...)

  • International Education
  • Study of the mobility of students and teachers as well as mutual cooperation and influence among nations in education and education.

  • Global trends in education
  • Study of educational streams at the global level arise from international organizations, from the convergence of different national education systems or the transit of different traditions and vanguards of educational thought.

  • Impact of supranational education policy
  • Over national, regional and local educational policies and their comparative analysis, as well as educational policy of schools, the leadership role of these centers and concrete action teacher in the classroom.

  • Educational reforms
  • The evolution of reform in compulsory education and teacher training related with it has been one of the issues most discussed in recent decades. The changes mainly affect the academic structure of educational systems education pathways and generating new forms of segregation. Just understanding of the cycles patterns, their respective curriculum changes and study, to interpret what the implications the changes implemented. From this perspective it is interpreted that recurrent academic structure reforms affect the pipeline distribution of significant knowledge in society.

  • Forms of educational diversity and democratization: the right to education in the Latin American context.
  • In this area two lines of work will be addressed. On the one hand, the question of the reformed systems versus educational innovations (the state's role in education and its promotion as a social right, and the place of educational innovation deal with the systemic reforms pressures). On the other hand, the most relevant forms of inclusion in education, in the Latin American context, in areas such as: a) education for diversity; b) hospital education; c) academic literacy; d) the intercultural and multilingual education; the competency-based training and evaluation.

Knowledge area

The GIPES enroll a priority basis in the area of Theory and History of Education and, within it and more specifically, in Education Policy and the Comparative and International Education.

Methodological scope

THE GIPES develop its research work, focusing on applied mainly own scientific methodologies of Educational Policy and International and Comparative Education, also relying on the scientific methodologies of other related areas of knowledge such as History of Education, Sociology of Education, Economics of Education, Philosophy of Education, Anthropology, etc.