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The recommendations from international organizations for São Paulo's educational policy
Luiz Carlos Novaes, Thiago Moreira Melo e Silva
This paper analyzes the repercussions of some international organization’s recommendations for São Paulo’s current educational policy. The prioritized discourses were those of: The World Bank Group (WBG); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCDE). The hypothesis is that throughout more...

The neoliberal discourse in Latin American higher education: A call for national development and tighter government control
Pilar Mendoza, Dorner Lisa
Using critical discourse analysis (CDA), we explored how educational leaders and policymakers in Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Argentina address complex issues while responding to – and in fact, developing – broader understandings (discourses) on the role of higher education in Latin America. Fairclough’s (1993) theory of discourse underscores that language is a social practice, socially and...

The enterprisation process and the discourse of the entrepreneurial university: An analysis of the Pelotas Federal University (UFPel)
Alice Hübner Franz, Elaine da Silveira Leite, Marcio Silva Rodrigues
This article aims to discuss the growing influence that the business model has had on humans and their organizations, a consequence of a process called world's enterprisation. In this study, we opted for a look at the university, from the analysis of a specific discourse that, with the neoliberalism intensification, has been strongly disseminated: the discourse of the entrepreneurial...

Learnings, continuities and recognition: Identity construction of Cuban academics in Mexican universities
Daylen Rodríguez-Alemañy, Isabel Izquierdo
The article shows the results of an investigation of Cuban academics in Mexican institutions of higher education. Our objective was to understand the construction of their identities as Cuban academics, from the meaning of their migration to Mexico. We conducted the study following the biographical method, and through biographical interviews, we rebuilt the life stories of 16 academics, 10...

What students do early college high schools serve? Unpacking social constructions of the target population
Julia C. Duncheon
To support the nation’s college completion goals, early college high school (ECHS) reform creates opportunities for interested students to earn up to two years of free college credit during high school. ECHSs also have an equity objective: to target and enroll students who are historically underrepresented and/or might not otherwise go to college. Yet the extent to which ECHSs actually serve...

International academic mobility programs as instruments to promote international development: The case of PEC-PG
Antônio Ferreira de Lima Júnior, Luciane Stallivieri
The main objective of this paper is to analyze the role that the Program for Graduate Agreement-Students (PEC-PG) has in the promotion of international development. The research methodology involved document analysis, interviews with PEC-PG’s coordinators in the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of...

Selection processes for school principals in Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru
Felipe Aravena
School leadership is key for improving teaching practices and student learning outcomes. Thus, the selection process for school principals is important for school improvement. This article presents a comparative case study describing four national contexts, Brazil/Rio de Janeiro (democratic model), Chile (politicized model), Colombia (managerial model) and Peru (mixed model). The study reports...

Subsidized housing and school segregation: Examining the relationship between federally subsidized affordable housing and racial and economic isolation in schools
Jennifer Jellison Holme, Erica Frankenberg, Joanna Sanchez, Kendra Taylor, Sarah De La Garza, Michelle Kennedy
Each year, the federal government provides billions of dollars in support for low-income families in their acquisition of housing. In this analysis, we examine how several of these subsidized housing programs, public housing and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financed housing, relate to patterns of school segregation for children. We use GIS to examine the location of subsidized housing...

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