The Politics of Education: Comparative Perspectives

Carlos Torres
The State, Teacher's Unions, and Social Capital: Some Reflections on Comparative Research in the Pacific Rim
Monday, March 15, 1999 3:30 PM in room 8417 Social Science
Seminar for students and faculty
Tuesday, March 16, 1999 12:20 PM in room 8180 Social Science
Privatization and the Role of International Organizations in Latin American Education: A Critique of World Bank Lending Policies
Wednesday, March 17, 1999 3:30 PM in room 8417 Social Science

    Carlos Torres is Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education in the Graduate School of Education  and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, where he is Director of the Latin American Studies Center.  Professor Torres' researches and writes about the socio-political returns of literacy programs and the compensatory and legitimizing role of state policies in education.   His comparative work contrasts the impact of conservative educational policies in Latin America and the United States.  Recent publications by Torres include: Social Theory and Education:  A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction (with Raymond Allan Morrow), 1995;  and Education and Democracy:  Paulo Freire, Social Movements and Educational Reform in Sao Paulo (with Pilar O'Cadiz and Pia Wong), 1998.
Forthcoming (with Raymond Allan Morrow), is Critical Social Theory and Education:  Freire, Habermas and the Dialogical Subject.