ERIC Number: ED046814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Education and Social Change in Chile.
Gill, Clark C.
Chapter 1 sets forth some of the salient geographic, economic, political, social, and historical factors of the setting in which the educational system functions. Since present-day problems in education continue to reflect the unsolved problems of the past, chapter 2 discusses some of the major historical landmarks. The educational system is divided into four distinct levels: preschool, elementary, secondary, and higher education with each level embracing schools of different types to satisfy specific characteristics and needs of the school population. Chapters 3 through 8 discuss each level with regards to: administration, organization, enrollment, finance, schedules, courses of study, admissions, grading and testing, teacher qualifications, and criticisms and problems. Chapter 9 concerns Chile's teachers --their preparation, their working conditions, and their problems. Finally, numerous government, quasi-government, and private agencies sponsor educational and related services. Chapter 10 and 11 briefly describe some of the major programs: adult education, social and economic student assistance; and, the nature of the financial and technical assistance received from the United States, agencies of the United Nations, various inter-American organizations, and other governments. (SBE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Problems, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Financial Support, General Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Chile; Latin America