Education in South America

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-09-08
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Education in South America is a critical reference guide to development of education in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The chapters, written by local experts, provide an overview of the education system in each country, focusing particularly on policies and implementation of reforms. Key themes include quality and access, multicultural education and the management of education systems. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Author Biography

Simon Schwartzman is Researcher at the Institute for Studies on Labor and Society, Brazil. Previously, he was Professor of Political Science at the University Research Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and President of Brazil's National Statistical Office.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface, Colin Brock (University of Durham, UK)
Introduction: Regional Overview, Simon Schwartzman (Institute for Studies on Labor and Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
1. Argentina: Public Policies in Education 2001-2014, Juan Carlos Tedesco (National University of San Martín, Argentina)
2. Argentina: Rethinking Government Models of Education, Silvine Gvirtz, Angela Ines Oria and Esteban Torre (Equality Connect ,Conectar Igualdad, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
3. Bolivia: Perspectives and Challenges for Multicultural Education, Fabricia de Andrade Ramos and Mauricio Blanco Cossio (AFortiori Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
4. Brazil: The Roles of States and Municipalities in the Implementation of Education Policies, Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro (State Foundation for Data Analysis [SEADE], São Paulo, Brazil)
5. Brazil: Curriculum of Basic Education, Guiomar Namo de Mello (State Board of Education, São Paulo, Brazil)
6. Brazil: Why José Can't Read, João Batista Araújo e Oliveira (Alfa e Beto Institute, Brazil)
7. Brazil: Costs and Economic Benefits of Education, Fernando Veloso and Fernando de Holanda Barbosa Filho (Brazilian Institute of Economics, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Brazil)
8. Chile: The Evolution of Educational Policy, 1980-2014, Cristián Bellei and Xavier Vanni (University of Chile, Santiago)
9. Chile: Effectiveness of Teacher Education, Beatrice Ávalos (University of Chile, Santiago)
10. Chile: The Quality of For-Profit Schooling, Gregory Elacqua (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile)
11. Colombia: Upper Secondary Education Reform. Martha Laverne Toscano (Formerly Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank)
12. Colombia: Public–Private Partnership to Support Decentralized Education, Santiago Isaza (Luker Foundation, Manizales, Colombia)
13. Colombia: Comprehensive Care for Early Childhood, Marina Camargo Abello (La Sabana University, Bogotá, Colombia)
14. Ecuador: Learning to Work Together, Orazio Bellettini, Adriana Arellano and Wendy Espín, Grupo FARO, Quito, Ecuador
15. Ecuador, 2007-2014: Attempting a Radical Educational Transformation, Pablo Cevallos Estarellas and Daniela Bramwell (San Francisco de Quito University, Ecuador)
16. Paraguay: An Overview, Cynthia Brizuela (National University of Pilar, Paraguay)
17. Peru: Impact of Socioeconomic Gaps in Educational Outcomes, Santiago Cueto, Juan León and Alejandra Miranda (Group for Analysis and Development [GRADE], Lima, Peru)
18. Uruguay: The Teachers' Policies Black Box, Denise Vaillant (University ORT, Montevideo, Uruguay)
19. Venezuela: Political and Institutional Transition, 1999-2014, Mabel Mundó (Central University of Venezuela, Caracas)

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