Investigation of Education in Latin America


  • Abdeljalil Akkari Fribourg University
  • Soledad Pérez Geneva University



Action Research, Foreign Countries, Individual Power, Networks, Research Methodology, Social Change


We consider Narodowski's reaction (1999) published by Education Policy Analysis Archives as Volume 7 Number 2 to be an invitation to a fruitful debate on education in Latin America. We want first to call attention to the fact that our original article—EPAA 6(7)—was not exhaustive; we never attempted to present all aspects of educational research in Latin America, an effort that would require the attention of several teams of researchers and numerous written works. Our objective, modest as it is, is to take a closer look at the evolution of educational research and to launch the debate on those aspects that seem to us high-priority for the region.


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Author Biographies

Abdeljalil Akkari, Fribourg University

Dr. Abdeljlil teaches courses in multicultural education and sociology of education at Fribourg University (Switzerland). He developed research in Tunisia and Brasil on the relationships between education and development. He is currently as a visiting professor in the Psychology Department of the University of Maryland Baltimore county.

Soledad Pérez, Geneva University

Dr. Soledad Pérez teaches comparative education at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). She is a specialist of Latin American educational systems. She has done research on rural communities in Equator. She collaborated with international organizations on several projects related to education in Latin America, Europe and Africa.




How to Cite

Akkari, A., & Pérez, S. (1999). Investigation of Education in Latin America. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 7, 10.




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