Understanding Latin America's Educational Orientations: Evidence from 14 Nations

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 05 June 2020

Understanding Latin America's Educational Orientations: Evidence from 14 Nations

Ejiro U. Osiobe

New Mexico State University, USA

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Pages: 249-260

Keywords: Human Capital, Latin America, Educational Orientation, Neocolonialism, Contractarianism


Latin American countries have evolved over the years. Still, after years of military reign, socioeconomic-instability, and civil wars, the region has been known for its anti-hegemonic economic growth (educational-policies) strategies. Central and South America's educational system has long been under investigation by researchers both theoretically and empirically. The transition of its education system through the introduction of centralized, liberalized, and populist ideology has sparked many researchers' interest. This paper aims to understand and compare 14 Latin American countries' education orientation. The study uses a matrix table to visualize the qualitative finding.


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