ERIC Number: ED254596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Financing of Education in Latin America. Proceedings of a Seminar.
Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC.
The proceedings of a seminar on the financing of education in Latin America are recorded here. In the Seminar's 11 sessions, technical officials from Latin American countries discussed and analyzed two broad areas of mutual interest. The first area was the relationship between expanding educational programs, their cost and financing, and socioeconomic development in the context of each country's historical experience. The second area was the adoption of new policies and priorities in the educational sector, in particular the need to shift the emphasis from high unit cost secondary and postsecondary levels to low unit cost primary levels, and the attendant social and economic benefits accruing to lower income groups. In this context, forms of vocational training and technical education that might enable new types of non-budgetary fiscal resources to be brought to bear on the problem were considered. The need to give special emphasis to the rural and urban marginal sectors of the population, to assign priority to primary education, and to extend the coverage and improve the quality of that education was also examined, as was the need to increase public outlays if dropout and repetition rates were to be reduced. (Author/RDN)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Private Financial Support, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, Rural Education, Rural Urban Differences, Social Change, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Latin America
Note: Seminar on The Financing of Education in Latin America (2nd, Mexico City, Mexico, November 27-December 1, 1978). Cosponsored by the Government of Mexico.