Sumario:TThis article analyses the discourses of education policies, by inscribing them in a double relation: First, as part of the education processes of modernization and globalization during the second half of the XX century, and then within the emphasis shown today by their learning-related contents. It also advances a characterization of the policies, by considering them from the perspective of bio-political conceptual frameworks that describe their specificity in terms of schooling, managing, and skilled transnational production.How to reference this article: Martínez Boom, Alberto y Jhon Henry Orozco Tabares, “Políticas de escolarización en tiempos de multitud”, Revista Educación y Pedagogía, Medellín, niversidad de Antioquia, Facultad de Educación, vol. 22, núm. 58, septiembre-diciembre, 2010, pp. 103-119.Recieved: june 2010Accepted:  july 2010