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ERIC Number: ED056925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 185
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Education and Development in Latin America: With Special Reference to Colombia and Some Comparison with Guyana, South America. World Education Series.
Gale, Laurence
In this volume are surveyed some problems which arise in Latin American countries in the belief that even though solutions to them may differ somewhat from one country to another the conditions in which they arise are sufficiently similar to make comparisons possible and useful. After describing the uneven provision of schools for different sections of the community as characteristic of all Latin American countries, the author goes on to point out that the peoples of Latin America are not homogeneous and have never felt themselves to be one people. In the course of time the races and cultures have intermingled but even so the continent is still a confusion of languages and cultures with great differences in climate and terrain, between social classes, between the rich and the poor, and between rural and urban dwellers. Against this background of diversity, common features in education throughout Latin America are examined, areas of cooperation and agreement, and differences of policy and provision. Colombia is used for illustration. (Author)
Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($5.00)
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Identifiers: Colombia; Educational Systems; Guyana
Note: World Education Series