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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....

The “charm” of successful school models: When we accept quality for few
Rosimar Serena Siqueira Esquinsani, Jarbas Dametto
In Brazil, a number of academic research studies in the area of education are based on the recognition, description and problematization of successful but isolated experiences of basic public schooling. The objective of this paper is to discuss circumstantially the national scientific production, demonstrating this production is dedicated to the experiences of differentiated and successful...

State-civil society alliance: Debates and challenges in co-management of educational inclusion policies in Uruguay and Argentina
Andres Peregalli
In Latin America different policies sustained in State-Civil Society alliances are implemented in order to warrant the right to education in marginalized sectors. Uruguay and Argentina carry out “bridge” programs and “completion” plans for adolescents, youngsters and adults to enter, re-enter or finish Medium Level Studies. I compare the characteristics of the alliance State-Civil Society in...

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