ERIC Number: ED331755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Past Achievements and Future Perspectives of Educational Planning and Management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Regional Study.
Bustos, Fabio M.
Educational planning in Latin America is about three decades old. In the 1960s and 1970s educational systems in the region expanded dramatically. During this time countries institutionalized educational planning processes and allocated to them considerable human and financial resources. Educational management, however, did not receive sufficient recognition during this same period, nor did it mobilize resources and strategies for change and innovation. As a result of the economic crises of the 1980s, educational planning and management possessed a low capacity to cope with new problems and challenges. Today, new paradigms and new horizons are emerging in the design, methods, and application of planning, as well as a recognition, at the political, practical, and theoretical levels, of the importance of educational management as seen in the light of changes in the region. A 28-item bibliography is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Caribbean; Latin America; UNESCO
Note: Prepared for the UNESCO International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development, (Mexico City, Mexico March 26-30, 1990). For related documents, see SO 021 268-288.