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The State, Literacy, and Popular Education in Chile, 1964-1990 - Robert Austin

The State, Literacy, and Popular Education in Chile, 1964-1990

By: Robert Austin, Asuncion Lavrin (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 28th May 2003
ISBN: 9780739102886
Number Of Pages: 370

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The popular education and adult literacy movements in Chile have historically represented competing paths toward a literate society: one born and nurtured through bitter nineteenth-century labor struggles, the other a compensatory effort by the modern state to limit the political potential of literacy. Robert Austin's book explores the contest between the state and popular education in three paradigmatic Latin American regimes: that of Eduardo Frei Montalva (Christian Democrat, 1964-70), Salvador Allende (Socialist, 1970-73) and Augusto Pinochet (Dictator, 1973-90). Robert Austin's engaging narrative captures the relationship between the Chilean state, formal and non-formal literacy, and popular education, from the demise of liberal capitalism to the consolidation of neoliberalism. This remarkable investigation of the dynamic link between the historical process, literacy, and pedagogy celebrates popular education's victory in securing the inclusion, and subsequent empowerment, of women and ethnic minorities. The State, Literacy, and Popular Education in Chile, 1964-1990 will be of great interest to political scientists, cultural historians, and scholars of education.

Industry Reviews

Robert [Austin] has structured what is, probably, the most complete work written on Chile in the field. -- Gabriel Salazar, Universidad de Chile
Robert Austin has produced a fascinating analysis of the development of education policies in a Third World nation, and how the problem of illiteracy was overcome and why. This remarkable investigative achievement will be of special interest to cultural historians, political scientists, and those interested in education policies in Latin America. -- Graham E.L. Holton, Institute of Latin American Studies, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia * Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies *
This substantial volume constitutes an enourmous challenge both to Latin Americanists and to those who seek points of comparision in the analysis of historical processes. * Hispanic American Historical Review *
The State, Literacy, and Popular Education in Chile, 1964-1990 is different and challenging, and as such will invigorate the study of the history of adult and popular education in Latin America. -- Asuncion Lavrin, Arizona State University * From The Foreword *

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Introduction: On Origins and Methodologyp. xxix
The Political Economy of Literacy: From Independence to Estado Docente, 1810-1920p. 1
Popular Education: From Estado Docente to Estado de Compromiso, 1920-1964p. 37
Literacy and the Model Alliance State, 1964-1970p. 65
Popular Education, Popular Struggle: 1964-1970p. 95
Popular Unity and Popular Education, 1970-1973p. 131
Mobilization, Literacy Texts, and Freirian Praxis: 1970-1973p. 169
Neoliberal versus Popular Literacy: 1973-1980p. 193
Adult Literacy, Education Reform, and Tucanes, 1980-1989p. 229
Foreign Interests: Rearticulating National and Transnational Literacy, 1974-1989p. 265
Conclusionsp. 307
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 360
About the Authorp. 371
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ISBN: 9780739102886
ISBN-10: 0739102885
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 28th May 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.34  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.72