Education and Development in Central America and the Latin Caribbean

Global Forces and Local Responses

Rooted in an international political economy theoretical framework, this book provides unique insights into the global forces and local responses that are shaping education systems in Central America and the Latin Caribbean (CALC).

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Rooted in an international political economy theoretical framework, this book provides unique insights into the global forces and local responses that are shaping education systems in Central America and the Latin Caribbean (CALC).

The book covers all Spanish-speaking countries of the CALC region and examines the effects of macro-economic pressures, geopolitical intervention, neo-colonial relationships, global pandemics, transnational gang networks, and the influence of international organizations. Chapters analyse the challenges and opportunities these global forces present to education systems in the region as well as highlighting the local efforts to address, mitigate, and counteract them. In doing so, the book illuminates how education can contribute to either maintaining or challenging inequalities and exclusion in the face of pressures from the global to local levels.

D. Brent Edwards Jr. is Graduate Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Professor of Theory and Methodology in the Study of Education at the University of Hawaii.

Mauro C. Moschetti is Assistant Professor (Serra-Húnter Lecturer) in the Department of Theories of Education and Social Pedagogy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Pauline Martin was Professor and Researcher at the Central American University (UCA) for 23 years. She is currently Coordinator for the Education in Risk and Conflict Situations program at the UCA.

Ricardo Morales-Ulloa is Professor, Researcher, and Director at the Cooperation and Development Institute at the National Pedagogical University Francisco Morazán.

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