The Language, Education and Culture (LEC) Journal attempts to become a valuable tool for all the members of the ELT community. Our idea is to share the academic activities in our area, so we are open to publish both teachers and students' papers.
We believe that research and writing cannot be confined to the classroom or restricted to the Faculty; those activities are meant to be shared and known by the whole ELT community.
The LEC Journal Team
Universidad Central de Chile / Faculty of Education (FACED)
Universidad Central de Chile
UCEN is a national, private higher education institution with nonprofit purposes, whose commitment to the country drives in the academic training of socially conscious citizens, promoting the values of tolerance, pluralism and equality, respect and acceptance of diversity.
Founded in 1982, UCEN is, along with two other institutions, the oldest private university in Chile. It currently holds a professional institute, regional headquarters in La Serena and Antofagasta and nine faculties which offer 30 undergraduate, diploma graduate, master and postgraduate degrees. The university especially supports research through study centers, research institutes, and an Internal Research Fund, in addition to research work carried out in the faculties and schools.
Faculty of Educational Sciences
The Faculty of Education was created in 1982 with the Preschool Education Program, and later it incorporated other fields of education, reaching up to 7 different programs today.
The programs in the Faculty of Educational Sciences are
Primary Education Pedagogy
Special Education Pedagogy
English language and culture Pedagogy
Physical Education Pedagogy
Biology and Science Pedagogy
Mathematics and Statistics Pedagogy
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The Department of English Language and Culture Pedagogy
This department was founded in the year 2003. Rubén Muñoz Vásquez was the first director and, along with Alejandro Naveas, they designed the first institutional program in 2002. Later on, in the year 2006, the evening program was offered in order to meet the growing demands for teachers of English in our country. The program has complied with the accreditation standards three times, first in 2009, then in 2013, when it received accreditation until the year 2017, and the CNA has accredited the program for another three years, until the year 2020.
Most of the efforts were first placed on the area of teaching, but now we, teachers and students, are eager to participate in the debate about language, education and culture nationwide. This community intends to become a meeting place, where the teachers and students' experiences can be discussed and analyzed in order to attempt some answers to the questions raised not only in the learning-teaching process, but also in the role education must place in the society of the 21st Century.