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date: 26 September 2022

Federalism, Decentralization, Intergovernmental Relations, and Educational Provision in Five Latin American Countrieslocked

Federalism, Decentralization, Intergovernmental Relations, and Educational Provision in Five Latin American Countrieslocked

  • Gilda Cardoso de AraujoGilda Cardoso de AraujoUniversidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Summary

Federalism is a common object of study in various fields, including political science, economics, law, and history. In the field of education, however, the analysis of how educational policies are shaped by federal contexts is relatively recent. Despite the influence of U.S. constitutionalism and federalism, the historical trajectory of both Latin American federalisms and the distribution of responsibility for providing education are characterized by a centralizing federalism. This was the case at least until the final years of the 20th century when decentralizing processes based on cooperative intergovernmental relations, linked to a transfer of authority that limited the equitable provision—both in quality and quantity—of public education began.

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  • Educational Politics and Policy

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