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ERIC Number: ED071808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 27
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Cuban Rural Education: A New Strategy for Revolutionary Development.
Paulston, Rolland G.
Examined in this paper are some of the major consequences for rural education of recent Cuban efforts to favor the rural population, to achieve a rural transformation, and to operationalize the revolutionary ideology. Sources used in this case study include Cuban primary and secondary materials and government publications, recent social science research studies by students of the Cuban revolution, and personal observations made by the author during a 3-week visit to Cuba in December 1970. Section 1 of the paper examines the extent and nature of prerevolutionary rural education programs and their functionality in an unevenly developed plantation economy powerfully influenced by the United States. Section 2 describes and evaluates major innovative efforts after 1959 to harness rural education to national goals for ideological, political, and economic development. Section 3 examines current planning efforts to remedy past failures and draw up a new strategy for rural education that will place it at the very center of efforts to create the new socialist society. It is concluded that Cuba's effort to find a way out of poverty, underdevelopment, and dependency can best be realized through the involvement of all youth in work-study programs that are functionally linked with production. (HBC)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. International and Development Education Program.
Identifiers - Location: Cuba