Education in South America / edited by Simon Schwartzman
Book | Bloomsbury Academic | 2015

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xv, 470 pages ; 24 cm.
Education around the world
Education around the world.
"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 and guides to available online datasets, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Since 2001 / Juan Carlos Tedesco (National University of San Martin, Argentina) -- 2. Argentina : Rethinking Government Models of Education / Silvine Gvirtz, Angela Inés Oría 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 Cossío (AFortiori Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- 4. Brazil : The Role of States and Municipalities in the Implementation of Education Policies / Maria Helena Guimãres de Castro (State Foundation for Data Analysis [SEADE], So Paulo, Brazil) -- 5. Brazil : Curriculum of Basic Education / Guiomar Namo de Mello (State Board of Education, So Paulo, Brazil)
6. Brazil: Why José Can't Read / João Batista Araujo e Oliveira (Alfa e Beto Institute, Brazil) -- 7. Brazil : Costs and Economic Benefits of Education / Fernando de Holanda Barbosa Filho and Fernando Veloso (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazilian Institute of Economics, Brazil, ) -- 8. Chile : The Evolution of Educational Policy, 1980-2014, Christián 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 : Attempting a Radical Educational Transformation, 2007-2014 / 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 Outomes / Santiago Cueto, Juan León and Alejandra Miranda (Group for Analysis and Development [GRADE], Lima, Peru) -- 18. Uruguay : The Teachers' Policies Black Box / Denise Valliant (University ORT, Montevideo, Uruguay) -- 19. Venezuela : Political and Institutional Transition, 1999-2014, Mabel Mundó (Central University of Venezuela, Caracas) -- Index.
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