Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Higher Education in El Salvador: Pertinence and Education for Entrepreneurship
Pablo Pinazo-Dallenbach, Diana X. Tutistar-Rosero

Last modified: 10-06-2015


The training of human resources is crucial for the economic and social development of territories that are striving to become knowledge-based economies. Although the number of student enrolments in El Salvador has increased in recent years, some elements of the higher education system have hindered the country’s development from this approach. El Salvador’s population is generally poorly qualified and particularly poorly specialized. In addition, El Salvador has a low-quality higher education system, which employs poorly qualified teaching staff with outdated methods and syllabuses. The lack of pertinence of the higher education system in El Salvador is reflected in the conflict between the country’s education and labour systems. This conflict has especially negative effects on younger generations’ social mobility. To remedy this situation, this research presents proposals to improve the higher education system’s pertinence and to implement a compulsory entrepreneurship education module across all areas of higher education.



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