'Critical realism and the persistence of poor school performance in northern Colombia. The difference it makes.'

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Friday, 7 Dec 2018, 10:00

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Friday, 7 Dec 2018, 12:00

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International Institute of Social Studies
Juan David Parra Heredia

On 7 December 2018, Juan David Parra Heredia  will defend his PhD thesis entitled 'Critical realism and the persistence of poor school performance in northern Colombia. The difference it makes.' His research focuses on contemporary debates about secondary education that indicate that Colombian students are lagging behind in international benchmarks for school performance.

At the country level, the results of standardised examinations display marked differences across regions, some of which have consistently faced the problem of school failure for (at least) the last three decades.

This phenomenon has been researched using a variety of research paradigms (i.e. positivism, structuralism, poststructuralism), none of which have provided a convincing story as to why these schools continue to fail.

This dissertation focuses on the study of the persistence of poor school performance introducing the ontology of critical realism to compensate for the failure of other research paradigms in informing explanatory scholarly work in this area of knowledge.

The ceremony for the Public Defence will begin promptly at 10.00 hrs in the Auditorium of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Atrium of the ISS

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.

More information

This Public Defence may broadcast on ISS livestream. If so, you will be able to watch the Public Defence live at www.iss.nl/live and later on at the ISS YouTube channel.