The Research Center for Socio-Educational Transformation (Centro de Investigación para la Transformación SocioEducativa, CITSE) was created as a result of the UCSH strategic action plan. It begins its activities in 2018, including research work and collaboration with internal, external, national and international organizations, in coordination with the University’s graduate degree programs, and within four lines of research:
- Interculturality and Education for Social Justice
- Curricular Development and Teacher Career
- Leadership and Collaboration for Educational Improvement
- Reading and Academic Writing
Among other aspects, the Center will recognize and foster:
- The production of contemporary relevant knowledge.
- The development of broad and democratic academic research communities
- The relevance of interdisciplinary work that acknowledges the different perspectives of socio-educational research.
- The creation of national and international collaborative networks with various socio-educational actors.
- To produce outstanding research in the fields community-based education and learning, educational leadership, and the development of the self and the educational system.
- To disseminate knowledge production among different audiences, in order to promote discussion and critical reflection based on evidence that impacts public policymaking and the work of socio-educational communities.
- To contribute cumulative knowledge for the development of formative initiatives, the creation of educational materials and the analysis of practices that are relevant for decision-making processes of socio-educational communities and the different spheres of the educational system.
- To promote dialogue, engagement and collaboration with national and international organizations related to the center’s lines of research.