ERIC Number: ED249885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Colombia: A Study of the Educational System of Colombia and a Guide to the Academic Placement of Students from Colombia in Educational Institutions of the United States.
The educational system of Colombia is described, and placement recommendations concerning Colombian students who want to study in the United States are presented. After describing preschool and primary education, secondary school and nonformal/vocational education are described. Attention is directed to current secondary school curricula and the current grading system, as well as curricula and grading prior to 1974. Undergraduate admissions, credits, transfer practices, grading/examinations, and degrees and diplomas are discussed. The following levels of college studies are examined: intermediate professional studies, technological studies, university studies, specialist programs, master's programs, and doctoral programs. Guidelines and placement recommendations are presented as they pertain to Colombian degrees and diplomas, military and police training, and transfer of credits from Colombian institutions. A list of higher education institutions that offer different levels of programs is appended. The list provides: the name of the institution; addresses and telephone (when available); 1981-1982 enrollment figures; the date of founding; the length of the programs; and the diploma, degree, or title awarded. Also appended are a list of courses for different programs of study and a list of secondary school courses by grade. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Admission, College Credits, College Programs, Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Grading, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Placement, Study Abroad, Technical Education, Transfer Students
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: International Communications Agency, Washington, DC. Directorate for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Colombia; Foreign Educational Credentials
Note: World Education Series. Placement recommendation approved by the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials. For other titles in this series, see HE 017 787-797 and HE 017 799-806.