State regulation and educational segregation in the Province of Buenos Aires

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Abstract

This article examines how the legislation of the Province of Buenos Aires contributes to the segregation of school enrolments, defined as the separation of students into unequal educational circuits according to their socio-economic background, offering different experiences of socialization, learning conditions and knowledge. The study analyzed legislation and how the work of intermediate level authorities (supervisors, school councils, and municipal governments) influences the distribution of students, teachers and material resources, and some of the pedagogic proposals of different schools. The article concludes that, in certain cases, provincial legislation favors school segregation through an unjust allocation of students, teachers and material resources. The mentioned legislation also contributes to segregation in an indirect way, by opening up ample possibilities for agents at “the base” of the educational system – intermediate level authorities, school principals and families – to act and influence the way in which the mentioned elements are distributed.

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Veleda, C. (2014). State regulation and educational segregation in the Province of Buenos Aires. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22, 42. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22n42.2014
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Revista de Política Educativa
Author Biography

Cecilia Veleda, Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) Argentina

Doctora en Sociología (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales-EHESS) y Magíster en Ciencias de la Educación (Universidad de París V). Coordina el Programa de Política Educativa del Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC). Ha sido profesora de Política Educativa en la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes y Consultora de IIPE-UNESCO Buenos Aires.