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The evolution of the public university system in Argentina through expansive waves: Differentiation in the formation of labor force and capital accumulation (1971-2015)
Mariana Mendonca, Nicolás Sebastián Pérez Trento
Over the last five decades, the university system underwent three attempts at reform aimed at improving its performance and transforming some of its characteristics. However, although these processes resulted in a quantitative expansion of the number of institutions, they did not achieve overall qualitative changes. In this paper, we aim to analyze the content of these processes in relation to...

Supply side fantasies and precarious part-time academic labor
Daniel Jacoby, Jonathan Boyette
Reliance upon part-time instructors within U. S. post-secondary institutions has received a great deal of attention, particularly as the percentage of such faculty has become the largest single category of faculty in academia. Understanding how part-time markets operate may allow better policy. Most current studies on the subject examine national markets, and emphasize demand factors...

Do charter schools receive their fair share of funding? School finance equity for charter and traditional public schools
David S. Knight, Laurence A. Toenjes
U.S. charter schools are publicly funded through state school finance formulas that often mirror the traditional public school finance systems. While charter school advocates and critics disagree over whether charters receive an equitable share of funding, few discussions are based on rigorous analyses of funding and expenditures. Most prior analyses, especially those presented in policy...

The pedagogical dimension of equity in higher education
Marisol Silva
In this article I conceptualize and explore the pedagogical dimension of equity in higher education and its strategic importance for addressing the inequalities that persist despite policies put in place worldwide to expand opportunities. I draw upon an understanding of integral equity, which aligns with social inclusion for participation and empowerment. The pedagogical dimensión of equity,...

Discursive de/humanizing: A multimodal critical discourse analysis of television news representations of undocumented youth
Ruth M. López
This article addresses television news coverage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2010, which would have created a path to legal residency for thousands of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Considering the role that news media play in socially constructing groups of people, through an analysis of English- and Spanish-language evening...

Public policies that include Brazilian women: The Thousand Women Program as an interface between education and jobs
Andréa Simoni Manarin Tunin, Fernando César Ferreira Gouvêa
This paper presents the Women Thousand Program as a policy of inclusion through education and jobs. It traces the history of public policies designed for women through the Thousand Women Program in the Brazil, and the women’s’ experiences at the Volta Redonda campus. The authors evaluate the public policies that include vulnerable women and efficiently assist them through school....

Policies for the management of compulsory public education in Ibero America: Introduction
Ângelo Ricardo de Souza, Sebastián Donoso Diaz, Joaquín Gairin Sallán
This paper presents the dossier Policies for the Management of Mandatory Public Education in Ibero America , which addresses elements of mandatory public-school management in the macro-region such as educational reforms, policies of teachers and principals training, universalization and inclusion policies, experiences and innovative models and the public-private relationship in education. The...

Quasi-monopoly: A theoretical model to understand the state-private sector relationship in educational systems
Mariano Narodowski, Juan Carlos Morgan
The aim of this article is to present a detailed exposition of the theoretical model of the quasi-monopoly of educational systems. Rather than simply understanding private education in opposition to public education, the gathered evidence allows for the design of an equilibrium model that tends to a) maximize private spending as a way to raise the schooling rate, b) generate a private “exit”...

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