The Politics of Community

  title={The Politics of Community},
  author={Maria E. Garcia},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={70 - 95}
  • Maria E. Garcia
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Political Science, Education
  • Latin American Perspectives
Wrapping an alpaca blanket around my body, already layered with thermal underwear, two long-sleeved shirts, a sweater, and a fleece jacket, I sat huddled close to Juana,1 a good friend and the director of a small school in Ccara, a community in a harshly cold and desolate region of Cuzco, Peru. We were listening to a small group of self-labeled authorities on education policy, including a representative of the Peruvian government's regional education center, a teacher-trainer from a local… 

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