Education in South America

"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 par...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Schwartzman, Simon
Format: eBook
Published: London Bloomsbury Academic 2015, 2015
Series:Education around the world
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Collection: Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
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  • 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 Martín, Argentina)
  • 2. Argentina: Rethinking Government Models of Education, Silvine Gvirtz, Angela 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: Role of States and Municipalities in the Implementation of Education Policies, Maria Helena Guimares 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 Veloso and Fernando de Holanda Barbosa Filho (Brazilian Institute of Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation, 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: Collaboration Around the Ten-Year Education Plan, 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: Socioeconomic Conditions on Student Achievement, Santiago Cueto, Juan León and Alejandra Miranda (Group for Analysis and Development [GRADE], Lima, Peru)
  • 18. Uruguay: Incentives and Teacher Evaluation, Denise Valliant (University ORT, Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • 19. Venezuela: Political and Institutional Transition, 1999-2014, Mabel Mundó (Central University of Venezuela, Caracas)
  • Index