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Future Thoughts

Claudia Matus

Chapter 10 Ethnography and Education Policy. A Critical Analysis of Normalcy and Difference in Schools

Abstract As part of our concerns and motivations to write this book, in this final chapter, I argue that we cannot talk about social transformation and educational justice outside the neoliberal framework that is present in the public policy landscape in Chile. The active production of diversity and inclusion discourses in Chile since 2012 represents an effort to undo the pervasive effects of school privatization practices driven by the neoliberal agenda. Since school privatization is highly supported and promoted not only by neoliberal but also neoconservative ideologies, policies, and political projects, the current discussion on public education provides a rich context to discuss the possibilities and challenges new reforms offer to transform our segregated educational system worldwide.