ERIC Number: EJ725023
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Publication Date: 2005
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Comparative Research and Public Policy: From Authoritarianism to Democracy
Brunner, Jose Joaquin
Peabody Journal of Education, v80 n1 p100-106 2005
Latin America's tumultuous changes over the last 30 years have posed dramatic challenges for educational policy and practice. Today, almost everywhere there is the realization that education holds the key to contemporary development; however, academic achievement and greater equity involve a complex relation among policy, school structure, and research capacity. During this period, these variables have interacted in vital and sometimes surprising ways. By taking 4 benchmark dates--1970, 1973, 1990, and today-this article shows how educational research has responded to direct (and random) political and policy pressures and why now, as in the past, a comparative perspective remains a necessary (although not sufficient) component for future research and policy.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Democracy, Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Equal Education
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