Latin American Education: Comparative Perspectives

Latin American Education: Comparative Perspectives

by Carlos A Torres, Adriana Puiggros
     
 

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This book offers a relevant sample of the current research on Latin American education in comparative perspective. In their introduction, Torres and Puiggros, two of the most recognized researchers of Latin American education, draw from political sociology of education, theories of the state, history of education, and deconstructionist theories to focus on changes in… See more details below

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This book offers a relevant sample of the current research on Latin American education in comparative perspective. In their introduction, Torres and Puiggros, two of the most recognized researchers of Latin American education, draw from political sociology of education, theories of the state, history of education, and deconstructionist theories to focus on changes in state formation in the region and its implications for the constitution of the pedagogical subject in public schools. Throughout the different chapters, the contributors present and analyze the most relevant topics, research agendas, and some of the key theoretical and political problems of Latin American education.

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A dozen essays provide a cross-section of the current research into how the practice and content of education are responding to economic, political, and social changes in Latin American. They cover the political economy of educational reform in the region, basic education, higher education in Argentina and Cuba, and new and old dreams for popular education. An introduction presents a framework for the theoretical and analytical studies. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813389783
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/06/1997
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Carlos Alberto Torres, a sociologist, is professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the second director of the Latin American Center, University of California at Los Angeles. Adriana Puiggros is professor of history of education at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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