Peruvian higher education: Expansions amid economic crisis

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The development of the university system in Peru is described and attention drawn to the periods o f rapid expansion. The economic crisis of the 1980s led to some doubts about the wisdom of maintaining such a high growth rate. The fall in the number of university entrants in the period 1974 to 1978 is analyzed in the context of the educational reform program introduced by the military government. The new university law of 1983 followed the return in 1980 to civilian government. Future prospects for higher education in Peru are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigher Education in Latin American
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781135643867
ISBN (Print)0815326610, 9780815326618
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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