International and comparative education represents two fundamental pillars in the research work that I have been developing in the last 28 years. As a consequence, I have had the opportunity to participate and collaborate in different academic networks (in the Ibero American and Latin American region) that have allowed me to share experiences and studies with renowned academics working in the educational research field. The learning achieved in those experiences is indescribable.
Oscar Espinoza is a researcher at the School of Education and Humanities at Universidad de Tarapacá. He is also associated researcher at the Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación Educativa (IESED) and the Interdisciplinary Program of Educational Research (PIIE). He did work as a consultant for some Chilean universities. In the past, he has worked in many research projects funded by international agencies (for example, USAID, UNESCO, World Bank, UNDP, Ford Foundation and the Organization of Iberoamerican States) and national agencies (Ministry of Education, National Commission of Science and Technological Research, and the National Council for the Innovation and Competitiveness) in issues associated with access, equity, quality assurance, academic performance, accreditation, management, and higher education policies. Currently, he participates in various networks including: Comparative International Education Society (CIES), Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Ibero American Network of Research in Educational Policies (RIAIPE), and Network of Epistemological and Theoretical Studies in Educational Policy (RELEPE). Author of more than one hundred and seventy publications, including: 11 books, 65 book chapters and 90 articles. He holds an Ed.D. in Policy, Planning and Evaluation in Education from the University of Pittsburgh (USA).