Curricular policies for Secondary Education in Latin America: between capacities and opportunities

Roberto Rafael Silva


This paper presents the results of an investigation that seeks to understand the rationalities guiding curricular policies for Secondary Education. Specifically for this article we made an analytic choice prioritizing a diagonal reading of four documents published by international organizations aiming to guide curricular reforms in Latin America. We found that they are directed at the issues regarding the promotion of innovative pedagogical practices associated with the development of curricular forms rooted in the concepts of youth protagonism and skill-building. Thus, the article discusses how the education of contemporary youth is positioned in the curricular policies for contemporary Secondary Education. It identifies a strategic positioning of curricular policies as an “economic investment”, with an emphasis on the development of capacities as an imperative of the curriculum and on youth protagonism as a strategic goal.


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