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Primary and Secondary Education

Latin America and the Caribbean World Bank 1987 1988

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.