Changes and Conflicts in policy speeches on University Teaching

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This article considers multiple perspectives and notions about education that prevailed in the development of universities in Latin America. As complex institutions, universities have been developed following multiple models and through contradictory processes, maintaining ancient traditions and incorporating modern characteristics, to the extent that in contemporary universities it is possible to see the traces of previous models (medieval and modern universities). Accordingly, during the last century, the Latin American model of the university has been marked by conflict, but contrary to other analysis which see weaknesses in conflicts, this article concludes that the conflictive character of universities in Latin America has permitted the development of institutions where complex and critical thought emerged.

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Malagón Plata, L. A. (2005). Changes and Conflicts in policy speeches on University Teaching. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 13, 22. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v13n22.2005
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Luis Alberto Malagón Plata, Universidad del Tolima, Colombia

Luis Alberto Malagón Plata, es Colombiano. Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad del Tolima (Colombia). Licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia; Maestría en Pedagogía de la UNAM; Maestría en Educación Comunitaria de la Universidad Pedagógica de Colombia; y, Candidato a Doctor en Educación de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Publicaciones (Libros): Currículo y calidad de la Educación Superior en Colombia (ICFES-COLCIENCIAS, 1989). Evaluación del rendimiento académico en los Programas a Distancia en Colombia (ICFES, 1990). Propuestas para la modernización (Universidad del Tolima, 1997). La Educación Superior a Distancia en Colombia. Visión histórica y lineamientos para su gestión (ICFES, 2000). Proyecto de construcción social de la universidad regional (Universidad del Tolima, 2003).