Advancements and shortcomings of Education for All: the politics of the educational agenda, the trend of educational inequalities and the quality of democracy in Latin America

Main investigator: Xavier Rambla

The project wants to contribute to the discussion of UNESCO Education for All Programme in Latin America, taking account of its achievements in the lower thresholds of schooling as well as its shortcomings observed in upper educational thresholds. It foresees to articulate three different initiatives: one of them aims to unveil the making of the educational agenda in the interaction between governments and international agencies, the second one will try to develop precise measures of educational inequalities in the region, and finally, the third one will explore the possible effects on the quality of democracy. It gathers an international team of researchers so as to promote this area of research and start with a process of co-operation.

Project Length: 2008-2011

Founding Source/s: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación: Proyectos I+D+iAcciones Estratégicas y ERANET (REF. EDU2008-00816); Acciones Complementarias (EDU2010-10763-E); Generalitat de Catalunya- AGAUR (2010 ARCS1 00369); UAB (ORG2010-39)

Type: Competitive Project