ERIC Number: ED043544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Education and National Development in Colombia.
This study is an exploration of the patterns of consensus and dissensus among the country's leaders in their attitudes, opinions, perceptions, and reservations about social and economic changes through education. It is a case study of a country where the ideas of education playing an important role in modernization is only partially accepted. How do 216 Colombian leaders: 1) evaluate the performance of the educational system as a change agent, 2) make judgments about education -- definitions of problems, solutions, standards, values, perceptions, 3) define development -- integrated, multi-dimensional, one-faceted, 4) integrate the educational system into their concepts of national development, and 5) integrate other institutions, such as foreign agencies, the central government, the Catholic Church, into their concepts of national development? In general, the interview results suggest that the leaders were not able to integrate the educational system into the process of national development. They showed only an incomplete grasp of educational process, the modernization process, or the idea of development; many of their ideas were conditioned by their position in society and special areas of interest; and, they were unable to consider other institutions or the government for integrated roles in development. (SBE)
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Educational Attitudes, Educational Development, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences
Publications Secretary, SIDEC, School of Education, P. O. Box 2329, Stanford, California 94305
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford International Development Education Center.