The territorial government in the Province of Buenos Aires: the performance of the Regional Planning Council of Higher Education in the implementation of educational policies

The paper describes and analyzes the performance of the Regional Planning Council of Higher Education (CPRES for its acronym in Spanish) since the enactment of Law 24.521/95 until 2011. Part of a socio-political and institutional perspective of public policy, integrates two approaches, and applies t...

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Autor Principal: González, Giselle
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/12929
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23299
Sumario: The paper describes and analyzes the performance of the Regional Planning Council of Higher Education (CPRES for its acronym in Spanish) since the enactment of Law 24.521/95 until 2011. Part of a socio-political and institutional perspective of public policy, integrates two approaches, and applies this view to examining the Buenos Aires region in the Province of Buenos Aires.The Buenos Aires region represents, together with the metropolitan area, one of the areas with the highest population and economic activity in Argentina. Furthermore, it gathers over a third of the colleges that make up the country’s total supply.Documentary sources and interviews to key informants from academic, technical and political fields who took part on the Reform Program of Higher Education in 1995 were analyzed.It was concluded that the Regional Planning Council of Higher Education is established as an structure of an intermediate level of authority with legal and institutional powers to plan, coordinate, and regulate the processes of development and implementation of public policies in the backdrop of a complex and high systemic institutional differentiation. However, it still fails to become effective implementation authorities.