Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Analysis of the Ecuadorian Higher Education Reform, period 2008-2013, considering Public Policy Instruments
Tania L. Zabala Peñafiel, PhD(c)

Abstract
This work will analyze the reform process of Ecuadorian higher education during the period 2008-2013 from the basis of Peter Hall´s theory on this field of study, which from a neo-institutional approach seeks to find elements that are characteristic of a policy paradigm change. The explicatory factors of this change are linked, for instance, to the presence of anomalies within the policy. The interpretation of what is considered a paradigm change of policy comes from the analysis of policy instruments, and the consideration of how these instruments, when in a specific configuration, can characterize a given type of governance in determining new goals and objectives of public policy..

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