ERIC Number: ED160898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training in Latin America: A Comparative Perspective. Monographs on Comparative and Area Studies in Adult Education.
Corvalan, Oscar, V
The purpose of this book is to describe and analyze the major vocational training institutions of Latin America, from the educational planner's point of view, in order to map the terrain in this field and propose some guidelines useful to planners. The first two chapters discuss some conceptual problems related to the field of non-formal education and present the major characteristics of the most important vocational training institutions in Latin America. Chapter 3 analyzes their organizational aspects, activities, and relationship to formal systems of education. Chapter 4 presents a discussion of the various patterns of financing vocational training and formal schooling in Latin America, as well as describes the factors to be considered in the implementation of vocational education policies for adults and young people in Latin America. Finally, a few conclusions are presented concerning the possibilities and limitations of the implementation of non-formal education programs generally. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Education, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Financial Support, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, National Programs, Nonformal Education, State Programs, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Traditional Schools, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers
Centre for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1W5 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.; International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).