Equity and Quality in Education from a Student Perspective: Semantic Constructs in Chilean Undergrads
Oswaldo Méndez Ramírez, Sindy De La Torre Pacheco

This qualitative study explores the representations that undergraduate students at the University of Chile have with regards to the concepts: "equity" and "quality in education". These conceptual constructs were studied in a sample of 70 students enrolled in the majors of history, psychology and educational psychology using natural semantic networks. The main results suggest that for students from the sample, equity and quality in education are both a right and a need that promote equality, which (may) give them opportunities. Students perceive that equity and quality in education should offset inequality and could be made evident by sustainable development.

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