The institutionalization of education in Latin America: loci of attraction and mechanisms of diffusion

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I suggest in this section that throughout their formation processes, Argentine and Brazilian educational systems have been subject to similar influences. However, it will also be suggested that these influences have been interpreted differently, resulting in particular patterns in each of these systems, since “Educational ideas do not just migrate; in speaking to different cultural histories and conditions they also change” (Alexander, 2000). Thus, in this section Argentine and Brazilian systems of education will be analyzed as contexts of reception and adaptation of two major international influences: Positivism and The New Education Movement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Impact of Comparative Education Research on Institutional Theory
EditorsDavid Baker, Alexander Wiseman
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781849504096
ISBN (Print)0762313080, 9780762313082
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Education and Society
ISSN (Print)1479-3679

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