Between open and internal privatization: The Argentine educational system from 1940 through 2010

Verónica Gottau, Mauro Carlos Moschetti

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    Abstract

    The educational system of Argentina has undergone a process of decentralization along with a steady growth in private schools enrolment. This complex process is usually subsumed under the general concept of 'privatization'. We have considered it necessary to provide a deeper understanding of the multiple dimensions this process of privatization encompasses. In this article we intend to analyze and reflect upon the transformations of the Argentine educational system and to understand the specific levels and aspects where privatization has taken place. We note that the public and the private sectors seem to have experienced divergent trajectories with compromising effects in terms of equity and social cohesion. We argue that the uneasy coexistence of a deregulated independent private sector and a hyperregulated public sector is the result of a partial and inadequate implementation of a public-private partnership scheme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)112-133
    JournalHSE Social and Education History
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

    Keywords

    • Argentina
    • Inequalities
    • Privatization
    • Public-private partnerships

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