Objectives

The purpose of the UNESCO Chair on Education form Social Justice at the Autonomous University of Madrid is to promoted an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on education and social justice. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researches and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Spain, as well as elsewhere in Europe, in Africa, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in others regions of the world.

The specific objectives of the Chair are to:
  • undertake jointly with partners interdisciplinary research to advance knowledge in the field of education for social justice and disseminate results widely; raise awareness of the importance of the issue for society at large; and advocate for its inclusion in the education public policy agenda;
  • develop curricular material on education for social justice (a postgraduate programme, e-learning and shorts courses) and train students, faculty specialists and teachers at different levels of education as well as educators from non-formal contexts;
  • promote innovation actions on education for social justice in formal and non-formal education settings;
  • foster networking and sharing of knowledge and good practices at the local, national and international levels notable though the creation of research networks and a International Center for Documentation on Education for Social Justice, a dedicated website, publications and international conferences;
  • cooperate closely with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs on relevant programmes ad activities.