A Internacionalização das Políticas Educativas na América Latina

Translated title of the contribution: The internacionalization of educational policies in Latin America

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This article analyzes the latest reforms in the Latin American educational systems, suggesting that although educational policies in the region have always been shaped by international influences, in the 1980s and 1990s the internationalization of educational policy in the continent has been intensified, making education policy in its countries more similar at the level of official rhetoric. However, it is also suggested that similarities in the principles guiding the education reform in the region do not necessarily imply that actual policies are the same in different countries. Indeed, the policy formulation process is affected by different political and institutional cultures. As an example of international influences, the proposals of UNESCO, World Bank, and OECD in the 1980s and 1990s are analyzed, while the changes in curricular regulation in Argentina, Chile and Brazil are taken as an example of the translation of these influences into policies.

Translated title of the contributionThe internacionalization of educational policies in Latin America
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)32-50
Number of pages19
JournalCurriculo sem Fronteiras
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Curricular reform in Latin America
  • Educational reform
  • Internationalization of education policy
  • Multilateral agencies
  • Recontextualization

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