The Case of EDUCO: Political-Economic Constraints and Organizational Dynamics

  • D. Brent EdwardsJr.


This chapter transitions to the empirical of focus in this book, that is, the case of the Education with Community Participation (EDUCO) program. The first section addresses the structural context that characterized El Salvador prior to the emergence of this program, in order to understand the larger enabling and constraining factors that affected this policy’s origins and trajectory. The second section then turns to characterize the organizational and strategic relational dynamics that would not only influence EDUCO’s evolution but which are also necessary to understand in order to grasp later in this book how and why EDUCO itself has been so influential. In ways that are discussed, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, and the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization (UNESCO) were integral to the case of EDUCO.


Education with Community Participation EDUCO El Salvador International organization Political economy Education policy 


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  • D. Brent EdwardsJr.
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  1. 1.University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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