One decade of Education for All: The challenge ahead

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Rosa María Torres
IIPE - UNESCO Sede Regional Buenos Aires
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Education for All (EFA), the global initiative launched in Jomtien, Thailand, in 1990, served as a framework for the design and implementation of education policies around the world, particularly in the field of basic education, during the 1990s. This paper does not intend to evaluate the adherence to quantitative goals set within the scope of EFA; it approaches Education for All as a concept and a strategy rather than as a goal in itself. More specifically, it analyzes if, and to what extent, the renewed vision of education, education policy and international cooperation in education that was outlined in Jomtien, has been achieved.