This study focuses on the formal education system in Argentina during the 1940s, the 1950s, and the early 1960s. It analyzes the link between politics and education against the backdrop of changing social conditions in Argentina under the regimes of Peron, Lonardi and Aramburu (the Liberating Revolution), and Frondizi, by evaluating textbooks, official bulletins, childrens' periodicals, speeches, and personal interviews.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I The Peronization of the Education System; Chapter 1 Politics and Ideology in Peronist Argentina; Chapter 2 “The Only Privileged People in the New Argentina”; Chapter 3 “A Message of Light”; Chapter 4 Repression and Resistance The Battle for Control of the Universities; Part II The De-Peronization of the Education System (1955–1962); Chapter 5 “The Tyrant Is Gone, Long Live the Tyranny!”; Chapter 6 Stamping Out Peronism; Chapter 7 Democratization on a Limited Warranty; Chapter 8 “Secular or Free” Defining the University during the Frondizi Era; conclusion Conclusion;
Mónica Esti Rein, born in Argentina, received her Ph.D. in history from the School of History at Tel Aviv University. She teaches history at Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv and has published various articles on Argentine education in the twentieth century. She also works as a school history textbook consultant in Israel and trains teachers of history.