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ERIC Number: ED172630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-28
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The O.A.S. as Educator: The Case of the Interamerican Center for Teaching Statistics (CIENES).
Mauch, James
A study was conducted to evaluate the Inter-American Center for the Teaching of Statistics (CIENES), a center established in Santiago, Chile, by the Organization of American States (OAS) to improve statistical reporting and training. Study objectives were to evaluate the administration of CIENES, assess operating costs and program results, identify possible ways to better meet user needs, and identify possible duplication of effort and ways to operate more effectively. Documents were reviewed and interviews were conducted with OAS staff, CIENES students and graduates, and officials of concerned agencies and member states. Current needs in Latin America for CIENES and the role of the OAS are discussed. Information is presented on the three basic instructional programs in statistical techniques, applied social science statistics, and graduate-level mathematical statistics. Descriptive information is provided on the following topics: selection of candidates and recipients of technical assistance, physical plant and equipment, interview comments, operation costs and budgets, indicators of cost effectiveness, possible duplication of programs, multiplier effect of CIENES programs, publications, degree versus short courses, staffing, fellowships, and sub-centers. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Inter American Center for Teaching Statistics; Latin America; Organization of American States
Note: Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies annual meeting (University of Northern Kentucky, October 28, 1978); Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document