This book offers a relevant sample of the current research on Latin American education in comparative perspective. It presents and analyzes the most relevant topics, research agendas, and some of the key theoretical and political problems of Latin American education.
Introduction: The State and Public Education in Latin America Part One: The Political Economy of Educational Reform in Latin America 1. Financing Education for Democracy in Latin America 2. Education Policy and Human Development in the Latin American City 3. Neoliberal Education Policies in Latin America: Arguments in Favor and Against Part Two: Basic Education in Latin America 4. Dewey Under South American Skies: Some Readings from Argentina 5. Contemporary Brazilian Education: Challenges of Basic Education 6. The Problems of the Decentralization of Education: A View from Mexico 7. Teacher Education Reform Initiatives: The Case of Mexico Part Three: Higher Education in Latin America: Argentina in Comparative Perspective 8. The Paradox of the Autonomy of Argentine Universities: From Liberalism to Regulation 9. University Restructuring in Argentina: The Political Debate 10. Women, Education, and the State in Cuba Part Four: Popular Education in Latin America: Old and New Dreams 11. Freire, Frei, and Literacy Texts in Chile, 1964–1970 12. Popular Education and the Reconstruction of El Salvador