Reforming the educated person in Bolivia

Juha Janne Olavi Uski

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The Bolivian educational reform law nr. 070 was approved in 2010 and its implementation is beginning in 2012. Basing itself on a combination of Marxist and Cultural Studies -influenced theories, the thesis examines the tensions between the vision of Law 070 and the conditions and aspirations of the stakeholders. A central concept in this discussion is ”the cultural production of the educated person”, and the development of the concept of the educated person through the history of Bolivia is described. A discourse analysis of contemporary texts and interviews of stakeholders concludes the research against a hermeneutic reflection of the historical framework. Varied tensions are described, related to economy, pedagogy, culture and politics.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato31 aug. 2011
VejledereStephen Carney & Lennart Berntson


  • educated person
  • Wallerstein
  • Ferguson
  • Quijano
  • modernity
  • Freire
  • Bolivia
  • internal colonialism
  • Gramsci
  • González Casanova
  • dependency theory
  • Warisata
  • Levinson
  • coloniality
  • hegemony
  • Giddens
  • Gunder Frank