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L'éducation dans la révolution. Le système éducatif cubain depuis la crise des années 1990



Education constitutes one of the fundamental axes of the Cuban socialist development project and one of the means of achieving the goal of equality. In that country, the educational system has the purpose to call into question the capitalist division of labour, as well as the social division resulting from it. The principles which direct the educational policies in Cuba are universalism, exemption from payment and the public character of education. Their application has made it possible to build in the island one of the best educational systems in the world in terms of access and quality. To what extend the dramatic crisis following the dissolution of USSR put at evil the educational sector in Cuba ? In Latin America, the educational services were severely affected by the recent capitalist crises. Nevertheless, Cuba knew to preserve the pillars of its educational system. However, the huge changes occuring in Cuba since the 1990's involved educational transformations, to be explained.

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  • Philippe Bayart & Rémy Herrera & Eric Mulot, 2006. "L'éducation dans la révolution. Le système éducatif cubain depuis la crise des années 1990," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques r06033, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  • Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:r06033

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    1. Éric Mulot, 2001. "De la compensation à la réforme sociale : les politiques éducatives de lutte contre la pauvreté au Guatemala," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 42(168), pages 885-906.
    2. Dhaynaut, Béatrice & Máttar, Jorge, 2004. "Conclusiones generales y perspectivas," Sede Subregional de la CEPAL en México (Estudios e Investigaciones) 25673, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
    3. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. MONEE project, 1998. "Education for All?," Papers remore98/3, Regional Monitoring Report.
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    Education; development; social spending; training; employment; equality.;

    JEL classification:

    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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