This book synthesizes and analyzes the complex map of educational reforms in Latin America in the first two decades of the 21st century. The book offers insights into the agendas, processes and political economy of educational reforms in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Written by renowned contributors from each country, chapters present systematic, critical and reflective accounts of an intense period of education reforms. The book fills a gap in educational research and provides a systematic study that compares the cases analyzed. The first broad, comparative collection of its kind, the book is well-suited to courses in international and comparative education policy.

chapter 1|38 pages

Introductory Study

A Comparative Analysis of Educational Reforms in Latin America
ByAxel Rivas

chapter 2|19 pages

From “Spray and Pray” to “Reform without Spray”

The Two Stages of Education Policy in Argentina
ByBelén Sánchez, Axel Rivas

chapter 3|17 pages

From Structural Reforms to Controversial Changes

The Education Policy Landscape in Brazil
ByFilipe Recch, Vinícius Baptista Soares Lopes, Lucas Hoogerbrugge

chapter 4|21 pages

Educational Policies in Chile

Between the State, the Market and Accountability based on Academic Achievement Tests
ByCristian Bellei, Gonzalo Muñoz

chapter 5|13 pages

From Political Intentions to Structural Interventions

A Review of Two Decades of Education Policy Reforms in Colombia
ByJorge Grant Baxter, Mónica Cristina León Cadavid

chapter 6|21 pages

The Educational Policy Agenda in Mexico (2000–2020)

A Time of Continuities and Political Shocks
ByJuan C. Olmeda, Valentina Sifuentes

chapter 7|20 pages

The Slow Development Process of Educational Policies in Peru

ByMaría Balarin