Schooling for Success: Preventing Repetition and Dropout in Latin American Primary Schools

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About the Editors and Contributors

Francisco Álvarez Martín holds a licenciado in pedagogy from the Institut Catholique de Paris ( 1964) and a licenciado in education from the Universidad Católica de Chile. He is an expert in the design of adult education programs. He teaches at the Escuela de Educación of the Universidad Católica de Santiago. He is a researcher at CIDE in the area of Family-School Management. His publications refer to teacher training and to didactics for globalized teaching.

Ana Lficia Amaral, teaches at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She is author (with S.F.R. Castilho) of Metodologia da Matemótica; a aprendizagem signijicativa nas séries iniciais ( Belo Horizonte: Vigilia, 1993. 3v); "Cultural Capital and School Success: a Study of Brazilian Normal Schools," Doctoral Dissertation submitted to the School of Education, Stanford, Califomia, July 1991; "O Plano de Desenvolvimento da Escola," Revista AMAE Educando, XXIX, no. 261 ( August 1996); "Autonomia da Escola," Presença Pedagógica 3, no. 16 ( July 1997).

Joan B. Anderson is a professor of economics at the University of San Diego and is co-editor of the Journal of Borderlands Studies. She has authored a large number of journal articles on econemic development in Latin America, most recently: "Married Women's Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries: The Case of Mexico" (with Denise Dimon), Estudios Economicos, no. 25 ( Janu­ary-June 1998); and "Direct Foreign Investment and Mexican Wage Policy" in Economic Transformation in Emerging Countries: The Role of Investment, Trade and Finance, ed. Farok J. Contractor (Elsevier, 1998); and a book, Economic Policy Alterntives for the Latin American Crisis, 1990. She is a Fulbright Scholar and is past president of both the Association for Borderlands Studies and the Business Association for Latin American Studies. In 1995 she was awarded the Clarence L. Steber Professorship in Business for career accomplishment.

Lficia Avelar has a Ph.D. in Political Science, with post doctoral studies at Yale University. She is Professora Titular of the Department of Political Science of the University of Brasilia and ex-Professor ad Unicamp, Sẫo Paulo. Her books

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