Centre for International Education (CIE)

Latin America & Caribbean


Simões, A.A. (2013): O tempo no Bolsa Família e a Educação. Jornal Valor Econômico. Edição de 14 de maio de 2013. Sessão Opinião.

Simões, A.A., Santos, M. F. P. e Vaz, A.C. (2013): Os Jovens que não estudam nem trabalham no Brasil: discussão conceitual, caracterização e evolução de 2001 a 2011. Estudos Técnicos SAGI (ETEC) nº 03/2013 – disponível em www.mds.gov.br/sagi.

Simões, A. A. (2013): Os Jovens que não estudam nem trabalham no Brasil e o Bolsa Família. . Estudos Técnicos SAGI (ETEC) nº15/2013 – disponível em www.mds.gov.br/sagi.

Simões, A.A. (2012): A contribuição do programa Bolsa Família para o desempenho escolar das crianças pobres no Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Monitoramento e Avaliação, número 4, Jul-Dez/2012.

Novelli, M. (forthcoming - 2012): Education, Conflict and Social (in)Justice: Insights from Colombia in Schweisfurth, in M & Harber, C. (eds) Education and Global Justice: A tribute to the work of Lynn Davies. London: Routledge.

Rambla, X., Valiente, O. and Frías, C. (2011): The Politics of School Choice in Two Countries with Large Private-Dependent Sectors (Spain and Chile): Family strategies, collective action and lobbying. Journal of Education Policy, Volume 26, Number 3, pp.431-447 (17).

Bonal, X., Tarabini, A., Constans, M., Klickovski, F. and Valiente, O. (2010): Ser Pobre en la Escuela: Habitas de Pobreza y Condiciones de Educabilidad [Being Poor at School: The Habitus of Poverty and the Conditions of Educability]. Barcelona: Miño y Davila.

Novelli, M. (2010): Education, Conflict and Social (in)Justice: Insights from Colombia in Special Issue on Education and Global Justice: A tribute to the work of Lynn Davies. Educational Review, 62:3, p.271-285

Novelli, M. (2010): Political violence against teachers in Colombia and the need for preventative policy coherence , in Kirk, J. and Dembélé, M. (2010) More and Better Teachers: Teachers and teacher issues in development contexts, UNESCO IIEP and id21 Insights Education

Novelli, M. (2009): Guerra en las Aulas: Violencia política en contra del sector de la educación en Colombia, El AGORA, Vol 9, Issue 2, pp.453-489

Novelli, M (2009): Colombia’s Classroom Wars: Political Violence Against Education Sector Trade Unions In Colombia. Brussels: Education International

Novelli, M (2009): Political Violence against Teachers in Colombia: Opportunities for change in the midst of conflict? In Nicolai, S (ed.) (2009) Opportunities for Changing Opportunities for change within education systems in conflict and post-conflict countries. Paris: IIEP-UNESCO

Rambla, X., Veliente, O. and Verger, A. (2006): Inducir A Los Pobres A Superar Su Propia Adversidad: La Fuerza De Una Idea Sobre La Educación Y La Probeza En Chile [Leading the poor to overcome their situation: The power of an idea about education and poverty in Chile], in Xavier Bonal (coord) Globalización, Educación Y Pobreza En América Latina: ¿Hacia Una Nueva Agenda Política? [Globalization, Education and Poverty in Latin America: Towards a New Political Agenda?]. Barcelona: Fundació CIDOB.

Research projects
  • Higher Education in the Regional Development of the Department of Antioquia
    Lead Researcher: Oscar Valiente
    Sponsor: OECD and the State of Antioquia (Colombia)
    March - December 2011

  • Political Violence Against Educators in Colombia 
    Lead Researcher:  Mario Novelli 
    Sponsor:  Education International
    2007 - 2008
Doctoral research

Armando Simoes: The contribution of "Bolsa Família" to the educational achievement of economically disadvantaged children in Brazil

Jimena Hernandez-Fernandez: The transition from lower to nupper secondary school: Motivations and transition context and their relationship to the construction of educational aspirations

Completed doctoral theses

Christina Lai (2010): Indigenous education in Bolivia: Collaborations on curriculum

Cesar Guadalupe-Mendizabal (2009): Teachers in Peruvian public primary schools: Views on teaching as a profession in a challenging context

Patricia Barrientos Díaz (2007): Developing reflectivity in initial teacher education in Chile

Nicole Blum (2006): The social shaping of environmental education: Policy and practice in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Chitra Nalin Boodhoo-Eftekhari (2000): Investigating school effectiveness and school improvement in secondary education in Guyana: A qualitative study