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Professional insertion of teachers into higher education
Tatiana Pinheiro de Oliveira, Giseli Barreto da Cruz
The article presents the results of a research project developed with 15 new entrant teachers between 2012 and 2015 at the Institute of Education of a public university located in the State of Rio de Janeiro. This project aimed to investigate the process of professional insertion and teaching identity construction, as well as to analyze conceptions of teacher education in higher education. The...

Identities, internship programs and teaching: Discursive analysis of undergraduate student statements from a Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Sandra Regina de Moura, Dóris Maria Luzzardi Fiss
This article analyzed, from the perspective of six graduates of the Course of Pedagogy (FACED / UFRGS), the effects of the obligatory curricular internship and its role in the formation of teaching identities. This qualitative research carried out in 2014 involved listening to the voices of graduates in the period of compulsory curricular traineeship in a municipal public school system located...

Compulsory education laws or incentives from CCT programs? Explaining the rise in secondary school attendance rate in Argentina
Maria Edo, Mariana Marchionni, Santiago Garganta
Argentina has traditionally stood out in terms of educational outcomes among its Latin American counterparts. Schooling of older children, however, still shows room for improvement especially among the more vulnerable. Fortunately, during the last years a sizeable improvement in attendance rates for children aged 15 through 17 took place. This could be related to the 2006 National Education...

Chilean educational centers and the external counselling process: A look from the perspective of its protagonists
Mario Fabian Garay Aguilar, Marita Sánchez Moreno
The article presents the analysis of the assessment and perception of school principals, teachers and advisors with regard to the counselling processes developed in the context of the Preferential School Subsidy Law (PSS Law) developed in Punta Arenas (Chile). The purpose of this law is to help teachers to introduce future improvements in the teaching practice carried out in the classroom, and...

Rethinking the relationship between education and the work world from a gender perspective: Considerations based on a longitudinal study in Greater Buenos Aires
Ana Miranda, Milena Arancibia
There is a strong tradition of studies on education and work in Latin America, with extensive, rich concepts and empirical work. They comprise broad consensus pointing out that the shift from education to the work world is becoming more and more different, separated and extended, making up transition processes widely uneven. Production is large and can be found in several countries of the...

University Social Responsibility (USR): Principles for a sustainable, cooperative and democratic university from the participative diagnosis of its student body
María-Jesús Martínez-Usarralde, Carmen Lloret-Catalá, Sara Mas-Gil
The present study analyses the speech of the University under which it is recognized the presence of “University Social Responsibility” by questioning one of its participants, the student body. The objective of this research is to provide relevant conclusions to its vision and raise them to the university´s policy-makers. A methodological quantitative and qualitative systematized research was...

Higher education reforms: Latin America in comparative perspective
Andrés Bernasconi, Sergio Celis
This article introduces a special issue of EPAA/AAPE devoted to recent higher education reforms in Latin America. The last two decades have seen much policy development in higher education in the region, examined and discussed by scholars in each country, but dialog with the international literature on higher education reform, or an explicit comparative focus, have been mostly absent from these...

Contemporary higher education reform in Ecuador: Implications for faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention
Mary Amanda Johnson
Currently, there is a shortage of research on how Ecuadorian universities are coping with the contemporary reforms of higher education under the government of Correa. In 2010, La Ley Orgánica de Educación Superior (higher education law) defined the development, transparency and quality assurance of existing and new higher education institutions. This case study describes the challenges...

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