In research in general and in research on education and teaching it is worth specifying "what for" and "who for". Both decisions should combine in the option of transforming society. This can be done in our countries, in spite of the inequality divide and of the relative control on the development of research. In research on teaching, we should overcome the economical-financial control, with its methodological focus, and the one that - sometimes - hides under the name of making "political incidence". In Latin America, we have specified the themes of research on teaching. Nevertheless, their focuses have to do with the assumptions of neo-liberalism and qualitative-ethnographic research, on the one hand, and with those of the liberating education and of the social practices of Latin-American teaching, on the other. Important prospects emerge from this last option, which need to be specified and coordinated.
Teaching; Education; Latin America