Secondary Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Challenge of Growth and Reform
AbstractThis paper examines the current status of secondary education in Latin America in the context of world-wide economic changes and identifies a wide variety of policy options for ensuring that secondary education can play a positive role in the region's economic and social development. The paper begins with a review of the current situation with regard to quality, efficiency, equity, costs, and structure using a variety of statistical, analytical, and anecdotal sources. It continues with a summary of policy options with regard to quality improvement and quantitative expansion, including scenarios for meeting financial needs. An annex provides a detailed planning exercise estimating, on a country by country basis, the costs of meeting both quantitative and qualitative goals.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 30878.
Date of creation: Jan 2000
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Primary & Secondary Education; School-to-Work Transition; Vocational & Technical Education; Education; Children and Youth; Inequality; Labor Markets; secondary education; educational assessment; education financing; education management; education research; education technology; education cost-effectiveness; education planning;
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