MA IDS Thesis Projects

Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis


College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences


International Development and Service

Degree Name

International Development and Service, MA

First Supervisor

Juliana Smith


education reform, education policy, Ecuador, Ten Year Education Plan, National Plan for Good Living, Plan Decenal de Educación, Buen Vivir


Education has not always been a government priority in Ecuador, but over the last ten years, four important legal documents have been produced placing education as a main priority of the state. These documents have guided policy change and implementation focusing on improving the quality of, and access to, education. Because of these changes, Ecuador has seen visible improvement in its education system. The following research is a case study of the education reform that took place in Ecuador from 2006-2015. An analysis of the Ten Year Education Plan as a policy document, and as contributing to quality education, is included.

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