The Programa ECyS (Education, Knowledge and Society Program) constitutes a space for research, reflection and training for a group of researchers and specialists from the Education Area of FLACSO Argentina. We are united by the concern to know and reflect on past, present and future challenges and problems in the educational world. We are dedicated to the training of specialists, researchers and teachers, developing postgraduate courses and strengthening research work through a postgraduate offer aimed at the different profiles of the educational system. We produce knowledge through research and studies that address current problems. We develop new approaches and we propose to place relevant topics and agendas that are absent from the public discussion on education.
Likewise, we assume the commitment to disseminate our own scientific production and the educational field in general, in order to guarantee a well-founded participation in the public debate.
With diverse disciplinary backgrounds, the ECyS Program brings together a team of researchers in education who participate in training, research and consulting activities. All the researchers have solid experience in the professional field and in the production of knowledge, develop specific lines of work and contribute to the training of new specialists and researchers.
The ECyS Program has a long history of collaboration with other public and private institutions, both nationally and internationally, through research, training and consulting projects.
In recent years we have worked with UNICEF Argentina in pursuit to understand the problem of secondary education in Argentina.
We have carried out specific consulting projects for the National Ministry of Education , within the framework of agreements with the National Directorate for Educational Policy Planning and the National Institute for Teacher Training . We develop training seminars on planning and governance for technicians from various provincial Ministries of Education, and we work on conducting studies on Academic Regime and Teacher Designations at the Secondary Level.
We have developed institutional ties with foreign universities, within the framework of agreements led by the Master of Social Sciences specialized in Education: UNICAMP and UFMG , which are among the most prestigious universities in the educational field in Brazil. We carry out exchange activities and publish the results of our research in collaboration with specialists from SciencesPo (France) and the Autonomous University of Madrid . We are part of the group of universities invited by Jesuitas Educación (Barcelona) to evaluate their educational innovation process.
We lead reference spaces and networks in Argentina, cooperating with renowned teams of specialists from other Universities and Research Centers in the country, as does the RIES Nucleus . We developed an inter university network for the study of educational privatization with the Universities of São Paulo, Federal University of Mina Gerais (Brazil) and the National University of Córdoba .
We participate in various instances of dialogue and public discussion on education in Argentina, together with Civil Society Organizations, Universities and other actors in the education field.
We integrate and in many cases lead national and international cooperation spaces and networks: we coordinate working groups in associations such as the International Sociological Association (ISA), in Conventions such as the Mercosur Anthropology Meeting (RAM) or in the Educational Research Colloquia that the nascent Argentine Society for Educational Research organizes, etc.