Primary and Secondary Education
Under a World Bank Technical Assistance Loan for structural adjustment, DevTech conducted a comprehensive study (in Spanish) of Costa Rica’s general education system. DevTech’s multi-disciplinary team included experts in economics, educational administration, anthropology, financial management, and distance education.
This team assessed the following facets of education’s role in economic development:
- internal efficiency of the primary and secondary education system;
- quality of instruction;
- curriculum content; community participation; *future demand for educational services and long-term trends of educational costs and financing; and
- the feasibility of educational television for improving teaching methods.