13th IberoAmerican Meeting of Education in the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Perú.
Between the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of November, the 13th Ibero-American Meeting of Education is celebrated, this time in the historic headquarters of the National University of San Marcos, the university dean of America. These Encounters are a space for exchange, support, discussion and generation of knowledge that annually conveys scholars and experts on different areas of study of Education.
During the 3 days of the Meeting more than two hundred people will be interested in any of the six axes of debate and reflection that have been designed for this year: internationalization of education; attention to diversity and inclusive school, early childhood education, primary, secondary and non-formal education, higher education and social connection, intercultural and political and educational management.
The program of the meeting (http://www.xiieide.com/) is a large number of contributions ordered in conferences, discussion tables, communications, posters, experiences, rapporteurs, book presentations, etc. The inaugural conference was given by Mr. Mariano Jabonero who currently serves as Secretary General of the OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States) and dedicated in a special way to the challenges of his mandate at the head of the OEI, lines of work, promotion of education, the fundamental role of the university and its relationship with science and, finally, the need to consolidate cultural ties between the peoples of the Region.
On behalf of the EDO Team of the UAB, Professor Diego Castro has participated in the 13th EIDE of Lima with a paper that highlights the achievements, challenges, scope and perspectives of the Regional Observatory for the Quality of Equity in Higher Education. In his presentation Dr. Castro has stated that a quality university cannot be conceived if the policies and actions on its equity have not been considered. It is also essential to continuously monitor the conditions in which the people involved in the institution carry out their activities, since the vulnerability is circumstantial and contextual, so that it can be manifested at any time. Finally, he stressed that in order to achieve higher equity universities, the diagnostic and intervention actions should focus not only on the students but also on the teaching staff in the administration body, and that the different functions that should be analyzed in relation to equity: equity in teaching, in research and in their governance.
The paper is part of the dissemination process of the ORACLE project (http://observatorio-oracle.org/), a project funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Program.