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This Handbook analyzes the origins, contributions, and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Key features includes a historical overview of the ways in which the term "international education" has been interpreted; the theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context; international education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies, and organizing formal institutions; and conceptual challenges for international education in the future.

The Internationalization of Education Policy in Latin America
The internationalization of education policy in Latin America
SilvinaGvirtz and JasonBeech

This chapter analyses the latest reforms in Latin American educational systems, suggesting that although education policies in the region have always been shaped by international influences, in the 1980s and 1990s the internationalization of education policy in Latin America has been intensified, making education policy in Latin American countries more similar at the level of official rhetoric. However, it will also be suggested that these similarities in the principles that guide education reform in the region do not necessarily imply that actual policies are the same in different countries, since the process of policy formulation is affected by different political and institutional cultures.

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