Education for All & PRELAC
The Latin American and Caribbean region is probably one of the most inequitable in the planet. The gap between the richest and the poorest, far from narrowing, is increasingly becoming wider, endangering the exercise of basic human rights and particularly the Right to Education. The six goals of the Education for All (EFA) movement, adopted by most countries in the world, is to provide all children, adolescents and adults, barring none, quality basic education that guarantees the necessary skills to participate actively in the various spheres of social life, to accomplish their life projects contributing to the human development of their nation and exercise their rights as citizens.
The Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (EFA/PRELAC), a regional strategy to reach the EFA goals, adopted by the ministers of education in 2002, intends to promote substantial changes in educational policies and practice, concentrating the efforts on five focus areas deemed to have strategic importance in the region for achieving the EFA objectives. This project represents a technical and political forum that promotes dialogue, the collective construction of knowledge and exchange among educational system authorities, teachers, professional educators, and other concerned social stakeholders.
Quality education for all: a human rights issue
Educational policies within the framework of the II Intergovernmental Meeting of the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (EFA/PRELAC). Background document.
The State of Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: guaranteeing quality education for all
Regional Review and Assessment Report on progress toward EFA (2008, revised version)