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Comparative Education in Spanish-Speaking Latin America: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Comparative and International Education: Survey of an Infinite Field

ISBN: 978-1-78743-392-2, eISBN: 978-1-78743-391-5

ISSN: 1479-3679

Publication date: 26 August 2019

Abstract

In this chapter, the authors analyze the academic field of comparative education in Spanish speaking Latin America as a contested construction both in epistemological and political dimensions. First, the authors provide a brief historical account of the origin and development of comparative education in the region since the nineteenth century. Next, they focus on the current state of the field by addressing three aspects: (1) the institutional basis, specially the development of comparative education societies; (2) an account of the contributions of international organizations, both in terms of studies that have been recently conducted and of the development of data bases; and (3) an analysis of prevailing topics as well as theoretical and methodological approaches in a sample of articles published during the 2010-2017 period. The authors conclude by summarizing the main aspects of the current situation, and pointing to future epistemological and political challenges for the field in the region.

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Gorostiaga, J.M. and Espinoza, . (2019), "Comparative Education in Spanish-Speaking Latin America: Recent Developments and Future Prospects", Wolhuter, C.C. and Wiseman, A.W. (Ed.) Comparative and International Education: Survey of an Infinite Field (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 36), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 79-99. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-367920190000036005

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