The internationalization of education policy in Latin America

Silvina Gvirtz, Jason Beech

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education
EditorsMary Hayden, Jack Levy, Jeff Thompson
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781848607866
ISBN (Print)9781412919715
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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