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ERIC Number: ED541855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1915
Pages: 43
Abstractor: ERIC
Secondary Schools in the States of Central America, South America, and the West Indies: Scholastic Scope and Standards. Bulletin, 1915, No. 26. Whole Number 653
Smith, Anna Tolman
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The States of Central America and South America are in the midst of an industrial development, which imparts new impulses to their educational activities. There is at once an awakened sense of the economic bearings of elementary or popular education and of the need of a readjustment of the work of the long-established secondary schools. Efforts in the latter direction are of special interest to other nations, as it is in the secondary schools that the directive classes are educated. Schools of this order determine in great measure the opinions and purposes of the men who control public affairs and promote international sympathies and interests. In all the States secondary education is the preparatory stage to higher institutions and in several instances forms a department in the university organization. The intimate view of the content of secondary education in the States of Central and South America afforded by the particulars discussed in this paper is of interest to all persons engaged in promoting international relations, and particularly so to those who must determine the equivalence of the scholastic standards maintained in different countries. A bibliography is included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: South America