CONDITIONS OF POSSIBILITY FOR THE RIGHT TO THE EDUCATION WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE. THE CASE O THE HIGHER EDUCATION IN COLOMBIA
In Colombia, the questions for the realization of the Right to Education refers to a set of good intentions and the existence of documents relating to the same rhetorical utterances but with loopholes, with absence of clear policies and financial support to ensure this. The prevailing model of education held by the theories of human capital as part of a development model that seeks to maximize a narrow conception of social policy, subject to the restrictions generated by the limited conceptions of the public, social justice and aimed at to cut fiscal resources funds allocated to it for the sector.
Can you think of some alternatives? What are the possibilities for the Colombian population if their governments and policies in general and development plans are located within the framework defined by the multilateral agencies whose horizon of meaning is the profitability? These questions go through the text, whose themes are either vectors or force planes to think the conditions of possibility.
The paper develops in three sections some debates and tensions to assume and fulfill the right to education in Colombia and in particular the right to higher education. The first is an approach to the realities of this level in terms of coverage, quality and social equity, troubled investment staged a number of deficits, the second presents some strategies that have been introduced abide by the guidelines of educational policy actions can be read as intentions or approaches to qualifications but whose scope is emerging. The third raises some tensions between the needs and opportunities for fulfilling the right to education from the approach of "development of human capabilities", in contrast to market demands and their model lies in the paradigm of "human capital" entrenched in the principles of efficiency and effectiveness.
Right to education, social justice, human capital, higher education.
Martínez, M.C. and Soler, C. (2012). Condiciones de posibilidad para el derecho a la educación con justicia social. El caso de la educación superior en Colombia. International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS), 1(1), 111-132.