Inmaculada Egido (1964 - )

Egido, Inmaculada

Short Biography & Significant Contribution

Inmaculada Egido is Professor of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain, specializing in Comparative Education and Educational Policy in Europe and Latin America. Her main research area is on comparative educational policy, focusing on school management and leadership and institutional autonomy in European countries, as well as on the politics of education reform in Europe and Latin America. She has published on these themes in over ten books and numerous articles in specialist journals, and has collaborated with different international organizations including: the European Union, OECD, Convenio Andrés Bello, and OEI (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura).

She teaches pre and postgraduate courses at the Faculty of Teacher Education of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain and the Universidad del Valle de Orizaba (UNIVO), Mexico. She also teaches a postgraduate course at the History of Education and Comparative Education Department of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). She is Program Director of the Master of Educational Quality and Improvement of the UAM.

She has participated in several research projects about the autonomy of schools and the role of school heads in Europe. Her main current research projects are the changes in Spanish universities within the European space of higher education, and the educational policy of Spain abroad.

From the very beginning, Egido's professional career has been linked to comparative education, a field that she pioneered in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has also catalyzed research in this area establishing it into the doctoral programs of the university and through her leadership in different research projects. Egido has been an active member of the Sociedad Española de Educación Comparada since 1994, and in 2006 became its Secretary. She is likewise a member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Española de Educación Comparada. In these capacities, she has contributed pro-actively to developing the field of comparative education in and from Spain.

Inmaculada Egido has also played an important role in nurturing the new generations of comparativists in the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to supervising doctoral students in the field of comparative education, she also teaches the following comparative courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels: Early Childhood and Primary Education in Europe, Politics of Education Reform from an International Perspective, Quality and Equity: Challenges to Educational Change in Europe, and Quality of Education from a Contemporary and International Perspective.

Educational Background

B.A. Educational Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (1987)

Ph.D. in Education, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain (1996). - Awarded First Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in UNED.

Professional Background

Research Scholar, Spanish Ministry of Education (1987-90).

Associate Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1990-93).

Professor of Education, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1993-96 and 1998-2002).

Professor of Comparative Education, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) (1996-98).

Chair Professor of Education, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2002 to present).

Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)

Sociedad Española de Educación Comparada (SEEC), Secretary of the Executive Committee 2006-).

Revista Española de Educación Comparada (REEC), Assistant Editor (2007-).

Sociedad Española de Historia de la Educación (SEDHE), Member (1994-).

Selected Publications

Egido, I. (1997): 'Tres reformas educativas europeas: Reino Unido, Francia y España. Aspectos comparativos'. Revista Española de Educación Comparada, No.3, pp. 215-245.

Egido, I. (1998): Direc¬tores Escolares en Europa: Francia, Reino Unido y España. Madrid: Escuela Española.

Egido, I. (1999): Política educativa y autonomía escolar. Una investigación sobre modelos europeos. Madrid: Departamento de Didáctica y Teoría de la Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Egido, I. (2000): 'La Educación Inicial en el ámbito internacional: situación y perspectivas en Iberoamérica y en Europa'.Revista Iberoamericana de Educación, No.22, pp.119-154.

Egido, I. (2000): 'Parents in School Decision Making in Spain'. In Hill, A. and Peck, B.T. (eds.), Representing Parents in School Decision Making Around the World. Dumfries: Scottish School Board Association, pp. 153-158.

Egido, I., Álvarez, A. & Figueiredo, I. (eds.) (2000): Organización y gestión de los centros educativos iberoamericanos. Madrid: Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura.

Egido, I. (2005): Transforming Education: the Spanish Experience. New York: Nova Science.

García Garrido, J. L. & Egido, I. (eds.) (2006): Aprendizaje Permanente. Pamplona, Eunsa.

Egido, I. (2006): 'El director escolar: modelos teóricos, modelos políticos'. Avances en Supervisión Educativa, No.4. http://www.adide.org/revista/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98&Itemid=32

Egido, I. (guest ed.) (2007): 'Administración y gestión de los centros escolares. Panorámica internacional'. Revista Española de Educación Comparada, No.13.


Created: 3/16/2008

Updated: 3/17/2008

Contributed By: Maria Manzon, Hong Kong University and Luis Naya, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea