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Torres, Carlos Alberto

Overview
Works: 147 works in 527 publications in 5 languages and 17,019 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Church history  Biography  Bibliography  Abstracts  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Originator, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: LC191, 370.115
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Most widely held works by Carlos Alberto Torres
Comparative education : the dialectic of the global and the local by Robert F Arnove( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together some of the leading names in comparative and international education, this second edition provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national and local forces as they shape education systems in specific contexts
Reading Freire and Habermas : critical pedagogy and transformative social change by Raymond Allen Morrow( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, two well-known scholars of critical educational studies provide a compelling introduction to the thoughts of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire and German critical theorist Jurgen Habermas. The book compares their theories in-depth and situates their thinking in relation to other social theories and philosophies of education. The authors demonstrate that, despite their differences, these philosophers share crucial views on science, society, critical social psychology, and educational praxis that are mutually illuminating and offer a new point of departure for a critical theory of education
Globalization and education : critical perspectives by Nicholas C Burbules( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the important dimensions of globalisation as it affects educational policy and practice in nation-states around the world
Democracy, education, and multiculturalism : dilemmas of citizenship in a global world by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory and education : a critique of theories of social and cultural reproduction by Raymond Allen Morrow( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology of education : emerging perspectives by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sociology of Education discusses emerging theoretical and methodological approaches to the field of sociology of education. These emerging perspectives focus on the scholarship of class, race, gender and the state in education, and open up new avenues for theoretical and empirical work in the field. Anyone concerned with issues of quality and equality of educational opportunities and the social context of education will find Sociology of Education not only exciting but also useful in promoting new ways of thinking about and acting upon educational reform."--Jacket
The Church, society, and hegemony : a critical sociology of religion in Latin America by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges of urban education : sociological perspectives for the next century by Karen A McClafferty( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this collection discuss the challenges facing urban education and the sociology of urban education. The more comprehensive perspective presented in this document can contribute to the improvement of city schools and the empowerment of urban students. Following an introduction, "Challenges of the New Sociology of Urban Education" (Karen A. McClafferty, Carlos A. Torres, and Theodore R. Mitchell), the papers are: (1) "Power, Meaning, and Identity: Critical Sociology of Education in the United States" (Michael W. Apple); (2) "Social Theory and Educational Research: Reframing the Quantitative-Qualitative Distinction through a Critical Theory of Methodology" (Raymond A. Morrow); (3) "Sociology of Education and Urban Education Policy" (Geoff Whitty); (4) "Where Neoliberal Ideology Meets Social Context: a Comparative Analysis of U.S. Charter Schools and England's Grant-Maintained Schools" (Amy Stuart Wells); (5) "Corporations and Classrooms: a Critical Examination of the Business Agenda for Urban School Reform" (Roslyn Arlin Mickelson); (6) "a Comparative Analysis of Existing Secondary School Discipline Policies: Implications for Improving Practice and School Safety" (Pamela Fenning, James D. Wilczynski, and Marianela Parraga); (7) "Modeling the Effects of Changing Demography on Student Learning: Applications Designed To Change School District Practices" (Anthony Gary Dworkin, Laurence A. Toenjes, Margaret K. Purser, and Ayman Sheikh-Hussin); (8) "Gangsta Pedagogy and Ghettocentricity: The Hip-Hop Nation as Counterpublic Sphere" (Peter McLaren); (9)"Battlin' Nihilism at an Urban High School: Pedagogy, Perseverance, and Hope" (David Keiser); (10) "Gaps, Bridges, and Buffers in the Research, Policy, and Practice of Urban Education: a Dialogue" (Theodore R. Mitchell, Carlos A. Torres, and Karen A. McClafferty); and (11) "Memoirs of Urban Education Policymakers: a Dialogue among Three Former Urban School Superintendents" (Harry Handler, Sid Thompson, and Eugene Tucker with Carlos A. Torres and Karen A. McClafferty). Each paper contains references. (Contains 10 tables and 1 figure.) (Sld)
The international handbook on the sociology of education : an international assessment of new research and theory( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American education : comparative perspectives( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a relevant sample of the current research on Latin American education in comparative perspective. In their introduction, Torres and Puiggros, two of the most recognized researchers of Latin American education, draw from political sociology of education, theories of the state, history of education, and deconstructionist theories to focus on changes in state formation in the region and its implications for the constitution of the pedagogical subject in public schools. Throughout the different chapters, the contributors present and analyze the most relevant topics, research agendas, and some of the key theoretical and political problems of Latin American education
First Freire : early writings in social justice education by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new book, Carlos Alberto Torres, an internationally reowned critical theorist of education, explores the early writings of Paulo Friere, whose ideas have had a tremendous and long-lasting impact on the world of pedagogy and politics. Torres analyzes Freire's works from the 1960s and 1970s, before Freire gained worldwide recognition for his Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Offering an in-depth look into the formative thinking of Freire, Torres identifies how his ideas produced frameworks for educating global citizens, building community and promoting mutual respect, creating social responsibility, instilling an appreciation for diversity, promoting multiple literacies, and social justice education. This volume is the result of more than 3 decades of research drawn from Freire's personal library and the archives of the Paulo Freire Institute, as well as the author's extensive conversations with Paulo Freire over 2 decades. Dr. Torres was also Freire's adviser during his tenure as secretary of education in the Municipality of São Paulo, Brazil. -- from back cover
Globalizations and education : collected essays on class, race, gender, and the state by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects seminal essays by the author, a critical theorist and scholar devoted to interpreting the work of Paulo Freire and has done much over the years to raise the visibility of Freire's contribution to educational theory. This title contains the strands of the author's thinking, with his commitment to employing scholarship for social change
Education, power, and personal biography : dialogues with critical educators by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dialogues with 11 key thinkers in the area of critical education, this book documents how a tradition of study grew in the United States. Through in-depth interviews, the author asks each of these thinkers to talk about the relationship between their personal experiences and their academic work. The reader will learn, through listening to these intellectual, political and personal biographies, how and why these individual scholars have struggled for more than three decades to expand the borders of critical education studies. Interviews are held with Henry Giroux, Henry Levin, Herbert Gintis, Jeannie Oakes, Martin Carnoy, Maxine Greene, Michael Apple, Samuel Bowles, Paulo Freire, Gloria Lanson-Billings and Geoff Whitty, among others
The university, state, and market : the political economy of globalization in the Americas( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of nonformal education in Latin America by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, policy, and social change : experiences from Latin America by Daniel A Morales-Gómez( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using both a retrospective and a prospective view, this book examines the links joining research, policy, and change in education in Latin America. It inquires about the relationships among the economy, politics, and the state. It reviews the praxis of education in Latin American countries and in the context of the development trends of the 1980s. The various chapters discuss the challenges these societies have faced in education in their progression toward the 21st century. Following the introduction by Daniel A. Morales-Gomez and Carlos Alberto Torres, part 1 analyzes the dialectic among educational changes, policies, and research in societies where democratic systems are confronted by socioeconomic and political problems that may deeply affect their development in the 1990s. Chapters include the following: (1) "Bolivia: Society, State, and Education in Crisis" (Jorge Rivera P.); (2) "Columbia: Educational Research and Policy--Problems of the 1980s, Issues for the 1990s" (Benjamin Alvarez); (3) "Ecuador: Basic Quechuan Education" (Consuelo Yanez Cossio); (4) "Peru: Education for National Identity--Ethnicity and Andean Nationalism" (Gonzalo Portocarrero M.); and (6) "Venezuela: Education after Prosperity" (Carmen Garcia Guadilla and Ramon Casanova). Part 2 examines educational research and policies in countries facing different stages in the transition from authoritarian to democratic rule. Chapters include the following: (7) "Argentina: Education in Transition--From Dictatorship to Democracy" (Emilio Fermin Mignone); (8) "Brazil: Conflicts between Public and Private Schooling and the Brazilian Constitutions" (Moacir Gadotti); and (9) "Chile: The State and Higher Education" (Jose Joaquin Brunner). Part 3 addresses the links among educational research, policy, and change during the 1980s in nations that have been affected by political turmoil, widespread poverty, and hemispherical geopolitical interests. Chapters include the following: (10) "Costa Rica: Education and Politics--A Historical Perspective" (Astrid Fischel Volio); (11) "Cuba: Educational Research and Decision Making" (Lidia Turner Marti and Elvira Martin Sabina); and (12) "Nicaragua: Education and Social Transformation, 1979-91" (Robert F. Arnove and Anthony Dewees). The conclusion, "Educational Research and Policy in the 1990s--Future Challenges," is by Daniel A. Morales-Gomez and Carlos Alberto Torres. Five tables, a bibliography of 384 references, and an index are included. (Lmi)
Education and democracy : Paulo Freire, social movements, and educational reform in São Paulo by Maria Pilar O'Cadiz( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines critically the ideas and performance of Paulo Freire as secretary of education in Brazil in the early 1990s, during the socialist democratic administration of the Workers' Party in São Paulo. With an emphasis on theory, the authors discuss the relationships between the state and social movements as well as the relationships between teachers and curriculum reform. In so doing, they thoroughly examine the intersection of politics and education in educational reform in one of the major urban centers of Latin America. A central focus of the book is the project of interdiscip
Critique and utopia : new developments in the sociology of education in the twenty-first century by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique and utopia are two of the central concepts of the sociology of education, and they indeed exemplify the critical traditions in the sociology of education as a discipline. Using theoretical frameworks, this title offers criticism of the dominant theories, and findings in the sociology of education
Political sociology of adult education by Carlos Alberto Torres( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical Theorist Carlos Alberto Torres offers a political sociology of adult learning and education, based on Critical Social Theory and the always inspiring work of Paulo Freire. Empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, this new book follows the footsteps of his classic book published in the early nineties The Politics of Nonformal Education in Latin America. Torres book offers comparative and international sociological analyses of adult learning and education, an area in which there is an obsession with ‘practice’ and an aversion to theory, with some notable and laudable exceptions, but which has the potential to provide avenues for social justice education in ways that no other systems and policies can. This book revitalizes social theory in education, and provides ample evidence of the power of adult learning and education, examining a variety of policy documents connected with the various adult education congresses promoted by the UNESCO, which are thoroughly scrutinized for what they bring to or omit from the policy agenda. In the context of new developments in adult learning and education, particularly the impact of multiple globalizations, neoliberalism, and the new role of international organizations in reconceptualizing lifelong learning, new evidence-based research, new narratives, and the vibrancy of social movements striving for a new and possible world, it is clear that new theoretical designs were needed making this is a must-read book
In the shadow of neoliberalism : thirty years of educational reform in North America by Liliana Olmos( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization has emerged as one of the key social, political and economic forces of the twenty-first century, challenging national borders, long established institutions of governance and cultural norms and behaviors around the world. Yet how has it affected education? The series explores the complex and multivariate ways in which changing global paradigms have influenced education, democracy and citizenship from Latin America, Europe and Africa to Asia, the Middle East and North America. It seeks to unearth how these changes have manifest themselves in daily classroom experiences for teacher
 
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Reading Freire and Habermas : critical pedagogy and transformative social change
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Carlos Alberto Torres Argentine academic

Novoa, Carlos Alberto Torres

Novoa Carlos Alberto Torres 1950-....

Tōresu, Karurosu Aruberuto

Torres, Carlos

Torres, Carlos A.

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トーレス, カルロス・アルベルト

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Reading Freire and Habermas : critical pedagogy and transformative social changeGlobalization and education : critical perspectivesDemocracy, education, and multiculturalism : dilemmas of citizenship in a global worldSocial theory and education : a critique of theories of social and cultural reproductionSociology of education : emerging perspectivesThe Church, society, and hegemony : a critical sociology of religion in Latin AmericaChallenges of urban education : sociological perspectives for the next centuryThe international handbook on the sociology of education : an international assessment of new research and theory