Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
primary education, government, Ethopia, curriculum, case studies
This thesis investigates the strengths and weaknesses of centralized and decentralized unitary government systems with regard to equitable education across domestic regions within countries. Using Costa Rica and Ethiopia as case studies, I examine: a) their level of economic development, b) how public primary education is funded, and c) how public primary curriculum is determined. By looking at education in these three dimensions, I wish to understand how regional language differences and creating a sense of national identity play a role in the unification of an educational system, as well educational equality within a country and within a global market.
Allen, Kendall, "A Comparison of Developing World Educational Systems March 2013 Ethopia and Costa Rica" (2013). Honors Theses. 627.