ERIC Number: ED232986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Challenges of the Twenty-First Century for Latin American Education.
Pajuelo, Maria Marta
Present educational problems and future challenges for education in Latin American countries are addressed. Descriptions are given of weaknesses and strengths in primary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education. It is noted that illiteracy is a grave problem pervading both educational and social systems, and that there is a lack of integration between cultural policies and education, as well as a lack of adjustment of education to community needs . The need to tie education and employment is emphasized. It is stressed that teachers in Latin America must make governments, public leaders, and the press realize the importance of education to the transformation of society. Study of new forms of educational administration is recommended to make the administration more functional and to prevent suppression of essential communication among teachers, administrators, and students. The importance of preparing Latin American children for life, the need for communication, and the need for primacy of educational strategies over political strategies for educational improvement, are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Educational Administration, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Illiteracy, Latin Americans, Political Influences, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Social Values
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latin America
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).