Education Policy and Social Change

Author: Daniel A. Morales-Gómez
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275940805
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This volume examines the links among research, policy, and change in education in Latin America in the context of the relationships among the economy, politics, and the state in the 1980s. The book addresses the following questions: How did education respond during the 1980s to the major sociopolitical and economic changes that affected these countries? How did the changes in the 1980s affect the relationships between education, society, and the state, and what lessons can be learned from the interaction between research and policy that may help in understanding the developmental role of education in the 1990s? And is educational research and policy helping to improve the social condition of minorities in Latin America?

Exclusion and Engagement

Author: Christopher Abel
Publisher: University of London
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This collection offers a reappraisal of social policy in response to the scale of the challenges confronting Latin America. Divided into four sections —Concepts, Models and Practice; Health and Social Security; Education; and Household and Community —the book explores the functions of social policy and the prospects of it's performing a new and more dynamic role. The authors place contemporary social policy in historical perspective, study the connection between growth and welfare, and consider the efficacy of the state in the social sphere from both macro and micro perspectives. Underpinning the collection are issues relating to the question of the social contract between state and citizen and how the exercise of citizenship connects society and state.

Latin American Societies in Transition

Author: Robert Clifford Williamson
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275957506
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An examination of Latin America as a social system with an analysis of social processes and structures reflecting a society in conflict and change.

Social Protection Economic Growth and Social Change

Author: James Midgley
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781953953
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This highly original and thought-provoking book examines the recent expansion of social protection in China, India, Brazil and South Africa four countries experiencing rapid economic growth and social change. The authors explore the developments in each country, analyse the impact of government cash transfers and discuss key future trends. The study reveals that social protection has complemented economic growth and supported development efforts and has been fundamental to promoting equitable and sustainable societies. The book is essential reading for students of social policy, economics, development studies and public administration and will be an important resource for policymakers and administrators everywhere.

Re framing Educational Politics for Social Justice

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205371426
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This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to grapple with the realities of education politics and to act as positive advocates for social justice. This text offers strategies for educators to understand and take charge of education politics and includes a range of new approaches to study politics. Each chapter is organized to provide frameworks and findings from tradtional as well as new theories and methodologies and political strategies. The whole book is oriented toward building critiquing skills, modeling successful political strategies, and doing politics differently to empower educators and researchers.