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The differences in grades among primary students according to their poverty situation: Decomposition analysis for 17 countries of Latin America and Caribbean
Jorge Augusto Paz
This paper describes one of the ways in which poverty and economic inequality is reproduced in Latin America. This study analyzed certain mechanisms of educational social exclusion among children attending the sixth grade of the primary education in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The study shows the intergenerational transmission of poverty and inequality through education...

Analysis of the political discourse in Spain about school failure on Twitter
Jesus Domingo, José Manuel Martos
Political parties incorporate their public profiles on Twitter as a tool of communication and advertising. School failure has been a recurring theme in this policy agenda. The deep understanding of this complex reality requires a critical analysis of the media in which it occurs and conveys. This study characterizes this theme—guidelines and underlying intentions of political discourses about...

Math teaching resources in Latin American primary classrooms: Availability and impact on student learning
Francisco Javier Murillo Torrecilla, Marcela Román Carrasco, Santiago Atrio Cerezo
This article describes the availability of different mathematics teaching resources in primary classrooms in Latin America to determine whether it affects student performance. A study was developed exploiting the data collected by SERCE (UNESCO) assessment, using 4-level multilevel models. The sample includes more than 8,000 classrooms in 3rd and 6th grade within 3,000 schools and 16...

Deregulation and personalization in elite schools: Teacher’s work and the production of privileged groups
Sandra Ziegler
The following article is based on a qualitative research developed in three Buenos Aires City and Buenos Aires Province high-schools that define themselves “elite educational institutions”.  Our purpose is to analyze the pedagogical work conducted by these institutions in relation to how they monitor their students’ trajectories and its examination systems. On the one hand, we identify...

Education for democracy: Articles from the intellectual Anisio Teixeira in the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper in 1968
Fernando Gouvêa
The research object in this article is the intellectual thought of Anísio Teixeira in 1968 that opposed the recrudescency of the arbitration government installed in Brazil in 1964. In order to accomplish this research, articles written by the intellectual and published by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo by June and December 1968 were examined. This topic has not yet been deepened by the...

Brazilian school food policy: Social representations and marks from the past
Silvia Alicia Martínez, Francine Nogueira Lamy Garcia Pinho
The Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE) is a Brazilian public policy initiative regulated by the Education Ministry and aimed, in a universal manner, at the scholastic environment, with supplementary nutrition and nutritional education in public academic institutions as its primary focus. However, student participation is low. Brazilian school food programs have traditionally been...

The presidential platform on twenty-first century education goals
Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, Allison Rose Socol
As social and economic problems change, so do the goals of education reformers. This content analysis of presidential debates transcripts, state of the union addresses, and education budgets from 2000 to 2015 reveals the ways in which presidents and presidential candidates have framed education goals thus far in the twenty-first century. Using Labaree’s (1997) framework of competing goals in...

Historic challenges of inclusion: Institutional features of two new federal universities in Brazil
Eduardo Santos, Manuel Tavares
This paper is a reflection on the new university models that emerged in Brazil from government of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva (2002-2010), continued from the former government of Dilma Roussef. In our view, they represent a “transgression” in relation to the classic models of the university and a national response against the hegemonic lines of power (conceptual and political) of a wider process...

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