Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Educational Studies Department, Latin American & Latino Studies Program

First Advisor

Milton Machuca-Gálvez

Second Advisor

Edwin Mayorga


The question that I seek to answer in my thesis is the following: as a developing country, how has Cuba been so successful in creating an educated and literate society? I will answer this question by examining the time I spent as a student and observer in Cuba, as well as supporting my experience by literature that has attempted to explain the accomplishments of Cuba after the triumph of the revolution. This paper will revolve around a historical analysis and an autoethnographicallens. Political, economic and cultural factors of Cuba's educational system will be described and analyzed.