Education, in all its varied forms, has played a leading role in fostering change in Latin American society. In Molding the Hearts and Minds, fifteen essays by leading scholars examine how education has influenced the history of Latin America, from the schools of the nineteenth century to today's bureaucracy. The essays are divided into sections covering the past two centuries: 'The Colonial Legacy and the Nineteenth Century,' 'Universities in Ferment,' 'Revolution,' and 'The Problems of Institutionalization.' This volume will be welcomed by historians, Latin Americanists, and comparative education scholars.
John A. Britton is professor of history at Francis Marion University.
Part 1 I The Colonial Legacy and the Nineteenth Century Chapter 2 In Search of Deference: Education and Civic Formation in Nineteenth-Century Buenos Aires Chapter 3 Children and Schooling in Guanajuato, Mexico, 1790-1840 Part 4 II Universities in Ferment Chapter 5 The Popular Universities and the Origins of Aprismo, 1921-1924 Chapter 6 The Great Conflict Part 7 III Revolution Part 8 The Roots of Revolution Chapter 9 The Satiric Penny Press for Workers in Mexico, 1900-1910: A Case Study in the Politicization of Popular culture Chapter 10 What is Sandinismo? Part 11 Revolutionary Governments and Social Change Chapter 12 The Educational Project of the Mexican Revolution: The Response of Local Societies (1934-1940) Chapter 13 God and Revolution: Protestant Missions in Revolutionary Guatemala, 1944-1954 Chapter 14 Educatoin for Peron Chapter 15 Pro-Communist Revolution in Cuban Education Part 16 IV Problems of Institutionalization Part 17 The Challenges of Bureaucratization and Centralization Chapter 18 Paulo Freire-Philospher of Adult Education Chapter 19 Animating Grassroots Development: Women's Popular Education in Bolivia Part 20 The Impact of International Institutions: Ideas and Images from Abroad Chapter 21 The Americanization of Latin American Television Chapter 22 The Projection of a Faborable American Image in Brazil Chapter 23 Autonomy versus Foreign Influence: Mexican Education Policy and UNESCO