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Is Ecuador's Educational Revolution Discriminatory?

ISSN:1060-4189
LADB Article ID: 78540
Category/Department: Ecuador.
Date: 2012-03-23
By: Luis Ángel Saavedra

The Ecuadoran government has begun the transformation of university entrance and academic processes, aimed at strengthening technology and science and selecting students who can qualify for university entrance based on their academic knowledge. The government proposal, called the Educational Revolution, is being implemented in various phases, the first with the general support of the educational community. However, the consequences have been discriminatory for a wide group of prospective university students, especially those from the provinces or from campesino, indigenous, or Afro Ecuadoran families.

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