NOTE: Education levels are defined according to the 1997 International Standard
Classification of Education (ISCED97). Ages represent the typical age at the mid-term
(June 30th). Numbers in
bold print indicate ages of universal enrollment (i.e., an enrollment rate of over 90 percent). Numbers highlighted represent the age at which compulsory enrollment begins through the age at which compulsory enrollment ends. No meaning should be inferred from width of subdivisions. Duration of first university degree program is generally 4 to 5 years in Argentina. A striped box indicates that at the corresponding age or grade level, a student may be in a school classified in either of the boundary ISCED levels.
SOURCE: Ministerio de Educacion. (2008). EducationEvolution:NationalReportofArgentina2004–2008. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved on April 12, 2013, from http://www.ibe.unesco.org/National_Reports/ICE_2008/argentina_NR08_es.pdf; Theiler, J. C. (2005). Internalization of Higher Education in Argentina. In H. de Wit, I.C. Jaramillo, J. Gacel-Avila, & J. Knight (Eds), Higher Education in Latin America: The International Dimension, pp. 71-110. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved on April 12, 2013, from http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTLACREGTOPEDUCATION/Resources/Higher_Ed_in_LAC_Intnal_Dimension.pdf; United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization. (2010/11). Datos Mundiales de Educacion: VII Ed. (World Data on Education). Paris: Author. Retrieved on April 12, 2013, from http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/WDE/2010/pdf-versions/Argentina.pdf.
NOTE: Preprimary education encompasses day care institutions for children from 45 days old to 2 years old and kindergarten for children from 3 to 5 years old.
NOTE: Primary education and secondary education total 12 years of schooling. Jurisdictions may choose a structure that comprises 7 years of primary and 5 years of secondary education or 6 years of primary and 6 years of secondary education.
NOTE: The organizational structure of the higher education system consists of two subsystems: university institutions and nonuniversity institutions. Within the first subsystem, universities (universidades) pursue activities in a variety of disciplines and offer predegree programs, undergraduate programs, and graduate programs, while university institutes (institutos universitario) are confined to a single discipline. Within the second subsystem, nonuniversity institutions include teacher training institutions (insitutos superiors de formacion docente), technical training (institutos de formacion tecnica), art education schools, and various "short courses" (courses lasting 1 to 4 years). Historically, there has been almost no coordination between the two subsystems.
Argentine Republic, Ministry of Education. (2008). Education Evolution: National Report of Argentina 2004–2008. Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, International Bureau of Education. Retrieved April 12, 2013, from http://www.ibe.unesco.org/National_ Reports/ICE_2008/argentina_NR08_es.pdf.
Theiler, J.C. (2005). Internationalization of Higher Education in Argentina. In H. de Wit, I.C. Jaramillo, J. Gacel-Avila, and J. Knight (Eds.), Higher Education in Latin America: The International Dimension (pp. 71–110). Washington, DC: The World Bank. Retrieved April 12, 2013, from http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTLACREGTOPEDUCATION/ Resources/Higher_Ed_in_LAC_Intnal_Dimension.pdf.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, International Bureau of Education. (2010). World Data on Education, 2010/11 (7th edition). Profile on Argentina. Paris: Author. Retrieved April 12, 2013, from http://www. ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/ WDE/2010/pdf-versions/Argentina.pdf.