Education in Latin America
This paper examines education in Latin America, primarily elementary through high school, with the primary focus on economic and social factors, concentrating on countries representative of the region.
# 46414 | 3,210 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jan 12, 2004 in Latin-American Studies (Post-Modern (1960 on)) , Education (General) , Public Administration (General)
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This paper contends that Latin American countries are far behind most of the rest of the world, except perhaps some African countries, in overall levels of educational achievement. The author points out that per capita spending, at times on par with some Asian countries, is still considered inadequate by politicians and international agencies like OECD. The paper concludes that many of the Latin American countries' leaders, especially Mexico's Fox and Brazil's Cardoso, are making pronouncements regarding refocusing resources on education.
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From the Paper:"Greater numbers of Latin Americans are being educated then 20 years ago, but the quality of their education is still not well. Past governments in Latin America lavished educational spending on the universities with the goal of training the countries' small groups of the elite. Now the current crop of leaders state that they recognize a need and the value of making sure that all of their countries' children, most especially ones from the poorest areas, are given and the opportunity of receiving a proper education. Regional consensus appears to be broad that the key to improving economic and social development in the region begins with improving the quantity and quality of education for a majority of the children, not just the elites."
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