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Cecilia Braslavsky

DesignationIBE Director
IBE Director 2000 - 2005

Born in 1952 and passed away on 1 June 2005, Cecilia Braslavsky held a Diploma in Educational Sciences from the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, University of Buenos Aires, and a Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig, Germany. She subsequently became an ordinary professor at the University of Buenos Aires, and took part in academic activities in many countries on different continents.

In particular, Ms Braslavsky was involved in curriculum development and capacity building activities in Africa and Latin America. From 1984 to 1992, Ms Braslavsky was Educational Coordinator of the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO). She was subsequently appointed in 1993 as Coordinator of the Argentine Basic Contents Programme, the new curriculum framework for the whole education system. In 1994, she became Director-General of Educational Research in the Ministry of Education in Argentina. 

Ms Braslavsky received scholarships and grants for research and technical assistance programmes from various foundations, among which IDRC, Ford Foundation, Volkswagen Foundation and Antorchas. She was a member of numerous national and international professional institutions and associations and undertook many research activities in the field of education. Ms Braslavsky published a number of books, compilations, articles and essays in her field of competence. Her book Rehaciendo escuelas: hacia un nuevo paradigma en la educación latino-americana (Santillana, 1999), received the Andrès Bello Award for Latin American Thought as the best essay on education.