Government officials and school policies in Argentina (1976-1983)
 
Abstract:
This paper analyzes the trajectories and measures taken by both Ministers of Culture and Education during the 1976-1983 dictatorship, focusing on two areas of intervention: the nonuniversity and university educational system. First, we point out that the ministers agreed with militars about the necessity of eradicating the “subversion” and supported the documents that were the ideological foundation of the repression and the educational policy. Second, we demonstrate that ministers agreed with the idea of “reducing” the educational system - especially the university system- widespread during Peronism. Finally, we explore the diverse conflicts generated by budgetary issues. Due to the tensions generated by budgetary and others issues, the Ministry of Culture and Education became the most unstable of the regime.
 
 
Keywords:
1976 – 1983 dictatorship, Argentina, educational policies, university.