As stated on the title page, this periodical, which is issued quarterly, contains “scientific articles on educational problems in Latin America, as well as notes and reports on institutions, events, and publications of interest in the field of Mexican and international education.”

If this first issue of 1971 is indicative, the periodical clearly fulfills its objective. Articles on the productivity of education in Mexico, a critical review of the educational accomplishments of the Díaz Ordaz administration, educational reform in Peru, and statistical data on literacy and primary instruction in Mexico in 1969 demonstrate the wide scope of coverage.

A critical journal on education which provides a balance to the often propagandistic reports of ministries of education is sorely needed. Hopefully this periodical will secure the wide readership it deserves.