BN.com Gift Guide

Education, Policy, And Social Change

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.71
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $11.71   
  • New (3) from $61.11   
  • Used (3) from $11.71   

Overview

The purpose of this contributed volume is to examine the links among research, policy, and change in education in Latin America in the context of the relationships between the economy, politics, and the state in the 1980s. The case analyses will discuss the challenges these societies face in education in their progression towards the twenty-first century.

In its various sections, the book addresses the following questions: How did education respond during the 1980s to the major sociopolitical and economic changes that affected these countries? How did the changes in the 1980s affect the relationships between education, society, and the state, and what lessons can be learned from the interaction between research and policy that may help in understanding the developmental role of education in the 1990s? And is educational research and policy helping to improve the social condition of minorities in Latin America? This volume will be of interest to scholars and policymakers in Latin American studies, educational research, education policy, and educational planning.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275940805
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 234
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

DANIEL A. MORALES-GOMEZ is Director, Social Policy Program with the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada.

CARLOS ALBERTO TORRES is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Education and Development in Latin America 1
Pt. I Education for Social Survival: Managing the Crisis of Development
1 Bolivia: Society, State, and Education in Crisis 23
2 Colombia: Educational Research and Policy - Problems of the 1980s, Issues for the 1990s 35
3 Ecuador: Basic Quechuan Education 47
4 Mexico: Modernization of Education and the Problems and Challenges of Basic Education 57
5 Peru: Education for National Identity - Ethnicity and Andean Nationalism 69
6 Venezuela: Education after Prosperity 83
Pt. II Education for Transition: From Dictatorship to Democracy
7 Argentina: Education in Transition - From Dictatorship to Democracy 101
8 Brazil: Conflicts between Public and Private Schooling and the Brazilian Constitutions 111
9 Chile: The State and Higher Education 131
Pt. III Coping with Political Turmoil and Economic Downturn: Education for National Integration
10 Costa Rica: Education and Politics - A Historical Perspective 141
11 Cuba: Educational Research and Decision Making 157
12 Nicaragua: Education and Social Transformation, 1979-91 169
Conclusion: Educational Research and Policy in the 1990s - Future Challenges 185
References 197
Index 215
About the Editors and Contributors 221
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)