ERIC Number: ED041508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Education in Rural Colombia: An Investment in Human Resources.
Havens, A. Eugene
The hypothesis examined in this study is that education as an active force will perform two functions: (1) develop technical innovations and transform the productive structure, and (2) produce men who can undertake social and political innovations in Colombia. The plight of education in rural Colombia is revealed when contrasted with the urban situation. Specifically, the author reviews rural-urban differentials, higher education, vocational training, and literacy programs. Tables present statistics on enrollment, teacher preparation, and a calendar of rainfall activity and school vacations. Other educational opportunities are also discussed with an awareness of the profundity of Colombia's political, social, and economic problems. (RL)
Descriptors: Community Change, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Progress, Educational Sociology, Foreign Culture, International Education, Political Socialization, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Districts, Social Action, Social Agencies, Social Background, Social Change, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences, Urban Culture, Urban Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Land Tenure Center.