Education policies in Bolivia as strategies for the struggle against poverty: diversity of approaches and influence of International Cooperation (1994-2010).
The Bolivian researcher Rodrigo Mogrovejo Monasterios defended his doctoral thesis, enrolled in the Development Studies Doctoral Programme on November 5th, 2010. The thesis, titled “Las políticas educativas en Bolivia como estrategias de lucha contra la pobreza: diversidad de enfoques e influencia de la Cooperación Internacional (1994-2010) (Education policies in Bolivia as strategies for the struggle against poverty: diversity of approaches and influence of International Cooperation (1994-2010))” has been supervised by Karlos Pérez de Armiño.
The thesis studies the two education reforms carried out in the country between 1994 and 2005, and, after the arrival to power of Evo Morales, from 2006 until now. In addition to analisyng its different theoretical foundations, principles and objectives, it stresses its implementation as tools for the struggle against poverty and for development, all within the framework of the sociopolitical evolution in the country, as well as the debates and international objectives in education and development. In the same way, it evaluates the incidence - changing over time – that international cooperation has had in formulating and implementing each of the two reforms.