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ERIC Number: ED371869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
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Pre-School and Basic Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.; United Nations Children's Fund, Santiago (Chile).
This report describes the early childhood and elementary education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean islands, and examines obstacles to educational improvement in this region. Central to the report is the fact that although over 90 percent of the population enrolls in primary education at some point in their lives, 15 percent of the people of the region are completely illiterate, and even more are functionally illiterate. The first part of the report discusses: (1) access to primary education; (2) demographic trends; (3) retention; (4) dropout rates; (5) educational quality; (6) special education; (7) teacher education; and (8) adult literacy programs. The second part of the report consists of 49 tables presenting educational and demographic data on 38 nations and territories. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.; United Nations Children's Fund, Santiago (Chile).