This chapter analyses the latest reforms in Latin American educational systems, suggesting that although education policies in the region have always been shaped by international influences, in the 1980s and 1990s the internationalization of education policy in Latin America has been intensified, making education policy in Latin American countries more similar at the level of official rhetoric. However, it will also be suggested that these similarities in the principles that guide education reform in the region do not necessarily imply that actual policies are the same in different countries, since the process of policy formulation is affected by different political and institutional cultures.
|Title of host publication||The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education|
|Editors||Mary Hayden, Jack Levy, Jeff Thompson|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|