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Cecilia Braslavsky

Director of UNESCO's International Bureau of Education in Geneva

She graduated in Education Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Leipzig (Germany).
She subsequently became a lecturer of the History of Education at the University of Buenos Aires and took part in a range of academic activities in different countries, especially Africa and Latin America.
From 1984 to 1992, she was Educational Coordinator of the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO) and, in 1994, was made Director-General of Educational Research in the Argentine Ministry of Education.
She published a number of books, articles and essays on education, in particular, Rehaciendo escuelas: hacia un nuevo paradigma educativo en la educación latinoamericana (Santillana, 1999), which received the Andrés Bello Award for the best essay on education.
She was director of UNESCO's International Bureau of Education in Geneva and her activities were focused above all on the relations between educational development and social development on a global level, and, more particularly, in contents and methods for living together and curricular development in conditions of poverty and social conflict. She was also editor of the UNESCO's Prospects journal, which is published in the six official languages of the United Nations.
She died on June 1 2005.

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