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Working towards quality and equity : early childhood education in Latin America


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Abstract: The objective of access to primary education for all in Latin America remains to be achieved, with the figure standing at 95 percent in 2005 (unesco, 2008). Despite the efforts invested over recent decades, the main group of young children (aged between 0 and 8 years) who lack provision, quality, equity, relevance and efficiency of comprehensive educational, healthcare and social welfare services are those living in indigenous, rural and border villages. The will to change this situation is the principal reason behind the project ‘Trends in transition policies in rural, indigenous and border communities’, set up in 2007. The project is being developed by the Organization of American States (oas) and by partner organisations of the Bernard van Leer Foundation in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, and the Central University of Chile.
Authors: Fujimoto, G.
Country: Brazil , Colombia , Peru , Venezuela
Category: Practice
End Page: 48
Serial number: 110
ISSN: 1387-9553
Volume: June
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: infrastructure , health services , education , children
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2008
Region: South America
Right: © 2008 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Social and Political Change
Start Page: 47
Title: Working towards quality and equity : early childhood education in Latin America