The Politics of Nonformal Education in Latin America

By Carlos Alberto Torres | Go to book overview

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CARLOS ALBERTO TORRES was born in 1950 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an undergraduate he attended the Universidad del Salvador, in Buenos Aires; in 1974 he graduated with a Licentiate and a Teaching Credential in Sociology. He earned his Master of Arts in Political Science at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, Mexico City, in 1978. He graduated and worked for several Mexican universities and the Secretariat of Public Education. He subsequently pursued graduate studies in international development education at Stanford University, obtaining a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Education in 1984. He conducted post-doctoral studies in educational foundations at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during 1986-1988. He has taught at the Universidad del Salvador, in Buenos Aires; Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, and FLACSO, in Mexico City; UCLA and World College West in the United States; and at the University of Alberta and the Ontario Institute for the Study of Education (OISE) in Canada. Presently he is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Alberta. His books relating to comparative and international education, nonformal education and sociology of education include La Praxis Educativa de Paulo Freire; Entrevistas con Paulo Freire; Paulo Freire en América Latina (published in Spanish and Portuguese); Paulo Freire. Educación y Conscientización; Ensayos sobre la Educación de los Adultos en América Latina; Sociología de la Educación: Corrientes Contemporáneas (with G. González); Poder Político y Educación en México (with J. A. Pescador); La Economía Política del Financiamiento Educativo en Países en Vías de Desarrollo (with Martin Carnoy et al.); and most recently The State, Corporatist Politics and Educational Policies in Mexico (with Daniel A. Morales-Gómez) also published by Praeger ( 1990). In addition, he has published a number of articles in reference journals, and chapters in books and encyclopedias.

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