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Volume 53, No. 4, November 2018
Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups
Guest Editors: Paul Downes, Erna Nairz‐Wirth, Jim Anderson

Volume 53, No. 3, September 2018
Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being
Guest Editor: Jean Gordon

Volume 53, No. 2 June 2018
Special Issue: Are Student Assessments Fit For Their Purposes?
Guest Editor: Janet Looney

Volume 53, No. 1. March 2018
Special Issue: Innovative approaches to Continuous Professional Development in Early Childhood Education and Care. A European perspective.
Guest Editors: Brecht Peleman, Bente Jensen and Jan Peeters

Volume 52, No. 4 December 2017
Special Issue: Education for people, prosperity and planet: Can we meet the sustainability challenges?
Guest Editor: Aaron Benavot

Volume 52, No. 3 September 2017
Title: Participatory Design for (Built) Learning Environments
Guest Editors: Karen D. Könings and Susan McKenney

Volume 52, No. 2 June 2017
Title: The Influence of PISA on Education Policies
Guest Editors: Alain Michel and Xavier Pons

Volume 52, No.1 March 2017
Title : Higher education learning outcomes - transforming higher education ?
Guest Editors : Joakim Caspersen and Nicoline Frolich

Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

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Secondary education and VET reforms in Latin America (1998-2001)

Type of project/activity:

Technical assistance for vocational education and training (VET) reforms undertaken at the request of development banks and/or public education agencies in Latin America.


This activity bring together the results of a series of technical assistance missions aimed at identifying and evaluating secondary education and VET policies, reforms and programmes in various Latin American countries (Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic and Uruguay). Secondary education and the place of technical education and vocational training in it are high on the policy agenda of these countries which are faced with rapidly rising enrolments at this level, low student attainments, inadequate quality of teaching staff, and shortages of public funds for education.


These missions were undertaken within the framework of the preparation of major development programmes to be co-financed by national education authorities and development banks.

Main activities:

Assessment of the development plans of eight higher vocational training institutes in Argentina (November 1996, May 1998, July and September1999), as part of the implementation of a major Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan to develop the technical non-university sector in this country;

Participation in seminars on technical and vocational education and training sponsored by development banks in Argentina (June 1999), Chile (June 1999) and Santo Domingo (March 2000);

Participation in strategy seminars on trends in secondary education in Latin America, organised by the IADB in Washington, as part of the Regional Policy Dialogue (December 2000) and to discuss the specific problems of VET policy in a poor, small and mainly agricultural economy (February 2002);

Project identification work in Chile to prepare a major investment programme aimed at improving the employability of school-leavers, to be co-financed by the World Bank and national authorities (January and June 2000);

Seminar on "Strengthening Secondary Education in Uruguay" (March 2001) to prepare a major investment in this area co-financed by the IADB.

Name of funder:

These missions were co-financed by the IADB (Inter-American Development Bank), the World Bank and various public agencies specialised in VET in respective countries.

Outcomes, reports/documents:

"Secondary Education in Europe : Main Trends", Jean-Pierre Jallade, March 2000
"La educación secundaria en Europa y Estados unidos" Jean-Pierre Jallade, February 2001