Latin American Education: Comparative Perspectives


This book offers a relevant sample of the current research on Latin American education in comparative perspective. In their introduction, Carlos Alberto Torres & Adriana Puiggros, two of the most recognized researchers of Latin American education, draw from political sociology of education, theories of the state, history of education, & deconstructionist theories to focus on changes in state formation in the region & its implications for the constitution of the pedagogical subject in public schools. Throughout the different chapters, the contributors present & analyze the most relevant topics, research agendas, & some of the key theoretical & political problems of Latin American education.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • José Luis Coraggio
  • Robert F. Arnove
  • Inés Dussel
  • Marcelo Caruso
  • Moacir Gadotti
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1997


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