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Latin American Curriculum Studies

  • By: Alice Casimiro Lopes & Elizabeth Macedo
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

This entry focuses on the main characteristics that approximate the productions of the curriculum field of Latin American countries, as well as some aspects that separate them, with special emphasis on the production of the more consolidated countries.

One of the difficulties of tracing an outline of the curriculum field in this region derives from the fact that it has been marked, since the 1990s, by a useful, but at times disquiet hybridism of theoretical perspectives. It is enormously difficult to define the field, and it is impossible to do so on the basis of epistemological questions. There is the possibility of working with Pierre Bourdieu's concept of intellectual fieldthat is, a space in which different social actors, holders of certain social and cultural capitals ...

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