Community-State-Church Partnerships Supporting Education in El Salvador
In June 2011 undergraduate student Codie Kane conducted interviews in El Salvador as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service at Georgetown University. She partnered with the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA) in El Salvador, where she conducted interviews with teachers, students, administrators, and community members. Her research explored the relationship between social and economic inequity and differential access to education in the San Salvador region. She focused specifically on UCA’s understanding and treatment of this issue in the context of their Jesuit tradition, with a particular emphasis on how their work has been influenced by the role of the Jesuit order in the 1980-1992 El Salvador Civil War.