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School food policies in Latin American countries: Responsibility of social agents

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This paper deals presents the results of a research project that analyzed with public policies regarding school food services in Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. The main goal of this project was to identify the roles and responsibilities of the main agents implementing these policies. Public policies are understood as expressions of government power; they are flows of decisions and intentional actions, that also (re)build meanings. Country policies were researched through document analysis and interviewing key informant. The comparative analysis indicates that in Brazil, school food service in basic education is universal, with each governmental entity performing specific roles in the supply, and there is social control through boards; In Chile, the policy is financed and regulated by the central government, performing really well in the process of focalization; In Bolivia, school food service is fragmented and supplied through partnerships between city governments and society. In Brazil and Bolivia, organizational interdependence is the key characteristic, with shared execution between different levels of government (federal, state, and city) and agents of the society. In Chile, the central government is the most influential agent and acts more autonomously.

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Public Policies, Food Service, Responsibility of Social Agentes.
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Bittencourt, Jaqueline Marcela. and Farenzena, NalĂș. "School food policies in Latin American countries: Responsibility of social agents" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr 30, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492696_index.html>

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Bittencourt, J. V. and Farenzena, N. , 2011-04-30 "School food policies in Latin American countries: Responsibility of social agents" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492696_index.html

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Abstract: This paper deals presents the results of a research project that analyzed with public policies regarding school food services in Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. The main goal of this project was to identify the roles and responsibilities of the main agents implementing these policies. Public policies are understood as expressions of government power; they are flows of decisions and intentional actions, that also (re)build meanings. Country policies were researched through document analysis and interviewing key informant. The comparative analysis indicates that in Brazil, school food service in basic education is universal, with each governmental entity performing specific roles in the supply, and there is social control through boards; In Chile, the policy is financed and regulated by the central government, performing really well in the process of focalization; In Bolivia, school food service is fragmented and supplied through partnerships between city governments and society. In Brazil and Bolivia, organizational interdependence is the key characteristic, with shared execution between different levels of government (federal, state, and city) and agents of the society. In Chile, the central government is the most influential agent and acts more autonomously.


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