Sufficiency, equity and effectiveness of school infrastructure in Latin America according to TERCE

Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Racimo, Mariana

Organisation(s): UNESCO Office Santiago and Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean; Inter-American Development Bank

Publisher(s): UNESCO OREALC

Date: 2017

Pages: 79 p.

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The purpose of this analysis is to investigate the characteristics of school infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, using information from TERCE comparatively around the concepts of sufficiency, equity and effectiveness. It starts by enquiring whether the physical spaces where Latin American children and youth study are adequate and sufficient to ensure learning. Next, it examines how school spaces are distributed, both according to the geographical area of the students and their socioeconomic and cultural status. Finally, it looks at the effectiveness of physical resources within schools, that is, the association between physical spaces and learning (using the results of the TERCE tests as proxy).

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