Education and youth in contexts of socioeconomic inequality. Trends and perspectives for Latin America.

Pablo Christian Aparicio

Abstract


Education has a key role in the development of societies. From strengthening of social cohesion, the organization of biographical and professional projects, and the sustainability of democratic integration, education contributes to the expansion of opportunities for participation. The structural changes produced in Latin America by the reforms of the 1990s, economic and cultural globalization, and the problems inherent in vulnerability and socioeconomic exclusion, created a new framework of restrictions and possibilities for the new generations. This article gives a critical insight into the socioeconomic scene of the educational offer. Subsequently, it inquires into the pertinence of its training proposals, the aim of which is to encourage the participation of the young and to recognize their specific demands.

Keywords


Education; youth; socioeconomic inequality; Latin America



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v17n12.2009

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