Ecuador's Higher Education System in Times of Change

Hubert B. Van Hoof, Mateo Estrella, Marie Isabel Eljuri, Leonardo Torres León

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Ecuador's higher education system is undergoing dramatic changes. The National Constitution of 2008 and the Higher Education Law of 2010 have changed the way Ecuador's universities are funded, administered, and accredited. The importance of research was elevated and drastic changes were made to the academic qualifications and employment conditions of full-time faculty. This article describes the attempt to raise the level of Ecuador's system of higher education and its impact on faculty and administrators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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