Latin American education: perceptions of linearities and the construction of discursive space

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Abstract

Through an account of eight contemporary books that refer to Latin American education, this article offers an interpretation of the processes of construction of 'Latin American discursive space'. The similarities in the principles that dominated the latest educational reforms in the region and the main perspectives that 'explain' these similarities in the literature are taken as the starting point. The article then suggests another interpretation, based on the analysis of discourse, to understand limitations for thought and action in Latin American education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-427
Number of pages13
JournalComparative Education
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

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