Special Topic: Policies for Management of Compulsory Public Education in Ibero-America: Main Debates and Challenges
Guest-edited by: Sebastián Donoso, Joaquín Gairín, and Ângelo Ricardo de Souza
Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA/AAPE) announces a call for papers for a special issue exploring policies for management of compulsory public education in Ibero-America. The substantive idea is to identify the main characteristics, trends, problems and challenges facing, and possibly to face, compulsory public education in the coming decades. What has been propositionally defined as a cycle of policies in an uncertain scenario, compulsory public education in Ibero-America has been increasingly influenced by new and powerful social demands, a making of the State with different parameters from those of the last years, and with some exceptions, a decline in traditionally public schooling, in favor of what has been called private education with public financing.
Although massive criticisms of and disagreements about compulsory school system in Latin America are increasingly widespread, the region shares - to an important degree- significant expectations about the capacity for education to provide a solution to the main disjunctive of society currently: the construction of a social pact (governance), the role of the State in this new governance, and its associated labor development. This special issue hopes to shed light on this situation in the macro-region of Ibero-America, including but not limited to Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Panama. Submissions should seek to analyze policies and policy cycles using exploratory and/or comparative frameworks with strong empirical and theoretical foundations, that also emphasize expected and achieved results.
Submit 500-word abstracts: August 16, 2018
Invitation to submit full manuscripts: September 20, 2018
Full manuscript submissions: November 30, 2018
Revised manuscript submissions: by February 28, 2019
Anticipated publication: May 2019