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Language: English Photo of Pages from WB Report Education in LAC.jpg
Category(ies): Research, Publications
Topic(s) & Sub-Topic(s): Professional Development (PD)
  •  Continuing Education
Career Path
  •  Professional Ladder
  •  Performance
Special Topics
  •  Citizenship education
  •  Early childhood
  •  ICT integration
  •  Literacy
  •  Numeracy
  •  Science
Country: All OAS member states
Title: At a Crossroads: Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: María Marta Ferreyra, Ciro Avitabile, Javier Botero Álvarez, Francisco Haimovich Paz, and Sergio Urzúa
Summary: In this study, we investigate three important aspects of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean: quality, variety, and equity. A good higher education system offers quality, variety, and equity to maximize students’ potential given their innate ability, interests, motivation, and academic readiness at the end of high school. Since people differ in these aspects, and the economy needs various types of skills, a variety of offerings allows students to find their best match. A good higher education system trains engineers as well as technicians— economists as well as administrative assistants. In addition, a good higher education system offers quality programs that maximize students’ potential, given their best match. Because the mere availability of variety and quality does not guarantee students’ access to or success in them, a higher education system displays equity when students have access to equal opportunities.
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Publishing House: World Bank Group
Year of Publication: 2017
Upload date: 8/10/2017

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Document: WB Report Education in LAC.pdf (4669 KB)
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Keywords: Teacher quality and learning outcomes, Teacher effectiveness, Teacher competency , Educational innovation, Latin America, The Caribbean
The Co-TEP is carried out with the financial support of the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS and the support of OREALC/UNESCO Santiago.