Currently, the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice has several visiting international researchers, who will conduct research stays throughout this academic year. The UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice considers essential the training of researchers and teachers in education for Social Justice. Therefore, among its lines of action it has the possibility of conducting research stays where researchers train, learn and exchange knowledgeto other national and international researchers.
In early September, the Chair received Dr. Charles L. Slater, Professor of Educational Leadership at California State University in Long Beach. He previously served as a professor at Texas State University San Marcos, and was the principal of several schools in Texas and Massachusetts. He has published articles on educational leadership in the United States, Costa Rica, Spain and Mexico, as well as on other topics in magazines such as: Educational Adminsitration Quarterly, Education, Management, among others.
Dr. José Adriano Anaya, a professor at the Autonomous University of Chiapas, is also already in Madrid, making a stay with DEMOSPAZ Institute and the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice. He is currently coordinator of the Master in Defense of Human Rights. He has a degree in Sociology, with a Master in History and he is Doctor in Social Sciences and a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico. Among his publications are: “Autonomy and Heteronomy, the dilemmas of the institutional order in Chiapas” and “Youth, rights and construction of citizenship in the university.” He has also coordinated several publications on the defense of Human Rights in Chiapas.
The presence of these international researchers facilitates the exchange of experiences and results of the research being carried out at this time in their respective institutions. In that sense, both they and the Chair and the DEMOSPAS Institute have a good opportunity to draw on new knowledge, and may serve to establish future collaborative ties on various issues of Peace Culture and Conflict Mediation, Education and Social Justice.