Latin American Education: Comparative Perspectives

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813389783
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/1997
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The State and Public Education in Latin America 1
1 Financing Education for Democracy in Latin America 31
2 Education Policy and Human Development in the Latin American City 65
3 Neoliberal Education Policies in Latin America: Arguments in Favor and Against 79
4 Dewey Under South American Skies: Some Readings from Argentina 103
5 Contemporary Brazilian Education: Challenges of Basic Education 123
6 The Problems of the Decentralization of Education: A View from Mexico 149
7 Teacher Education Reform Initiatives: The Case of Mexico 165
8 The Paradox of the Autonomy of Argentine Universities: From Liberalism to Regulation 219
9 University Restructuring in Argentina: The Political Debate 237
10 Women, Education, and the State in Cuba 289
11 Freire, Frei, and Literacy Texts in Chile, 1964-1970 323
12 Popular Education and the Reconstruction of El Salvador 349
About the Editors and Contributors 373
About the Book 375
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