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ERIC Number: EJ1062601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Education & Public Policy in Bogotá: Guarding the Public Interest
Parra, Juan David
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, v3 p107-122 Nov 2009
High school education appears to be a key variable for the economic prosperity of Bogotá. However, the lack of consideration of quality as a necessary standard for education in the city threatens its potential to positively affect social welfare. One of the main problems emerges from an imprecise conception of education as a public good, which is condensed in its public policy planning. Therefore, the appliance of more progressive proposals can help combine the virtues of market forces and the state's regulatory power. This article discusses the following: (1) A brief theoretical debate about the economic conception of public goods; (2) Bogotá's educational panorama with an emphasis on high-school education; and (3) An outline of a proposal towards a more efficient policy planning for the educational system in the city of Bogotá.
Institucion Universitaria Columbo Americana UNCA. Calle 19 # 2A - 49 Second Floor, Bogata, Columbia. Tel: +571-2811777 Ext 1291;; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia (Bogota)