ERIC Number: ED102051
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Mid-Level Technical Education and Manpower: Central America. Final Report.
American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
An American Society for Engineering Education team, made up of experts in engineering, agriculture, business, and health, establishes in this study a factual and philosophical base for measuring and meeting the need for midlevel technicians in Central America. The controlling assumption of the study, based on the experience of fully developed countries, is that properly trained technicians are increasingly crucial to progress in agriculture, business, engineering, and health as economic development accelerates. Arranged by these occupational areas, sections describe the status of each occupation and the educational preparation it requires, summarize recommendations for the development of midlevel technicians, and discuss implementation strategies for educational improvement. Recommendations that are offered for immediate action in health, for instance, include finance for renovating, equipping, and expanding present health care facilities; higher salaries for health team members; development of more and better qualified lower health personnel; and improved health service programs in the areas of nutrition, sanitation, potable water, and family planning. Appendixes include bibliographies, statistical charts and tables, and lists pertaining to the subject matter in this study on Latin America. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.