Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

High School Completion in Argentina: A Balance of Recent Strategies
Valentina Viego

In 2008 the Federal Council of Education dependent on the Ministry of Education of Argentina ordered the creation of the Completion of Primary and Secondary Education for Youth and Adults Plan (locally known as Fines). The purpose of the program is to offer young people and adults a plan aimed at basic education completion. This paper analyzes the design and implementation of the plan considering pedagogical aspects, working conditions of teachers and resources provided by the national government and the provinces to meet the goals. A review of the norms and acts that regulate Fines and the interviews with participating actors suggest that the initiative lays the foundation for gradual underfunding of the previous adult education system and strengthens a new system sustained with precarious learning and teachers.

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