ERIC Number: ED542183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1932
Reference Count: N/A
Education in Belgium. Bulletin, 1932, No. 5
Abel, James F.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The people of the Kingdom of Belgium (Royaume de Belgique) at the close of the nation's first century of independence, have systems of schools and allied institutions of wide variety designed to guide and aid their citizenry in proper development from earliest infancy to and during the adult years. Living in a territory long inhabited by virile, independent peoples, they hold records of more than 20 centuries of experience on which to base present action and from which to direct their future. Out of that experience and its wealth of cultural tradition they draw the foundations for carefully constructed systems of general education, one official and neutral in religion, the other private and sectarian. Such schemes of training, worked out and operated by folk on a high plane of attainment and an unusual many-sidedness of interest and contact, can not fail to have in them lessons of great value. For that reason, the author reports in a descriptive and factual way mainly the official, general educational system of Belgium and in less detail the special systems, with the thought that readers in the United States will find much of immediate practical benefit and of inspiration in noting how the Belgians manage their difficult and complicated educational affairs. Contents of this bulletin include: (1) Administration, national expenditures, and organization; (2) Primary education; (3) Secondary education; (4) The professional staff; (5) Some special aspects of the general education system; (6) Technical and agricultural education; and (7) Institutions of higher education, research, and culture. Individual sections contain bibliographies and footnotes. (Contains 31 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: General Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Costs, Expenditures, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Compulsory Education, Curriculum, Resource Allocation, Adult Education, Kindergarten, Health Promotion, Child Welfare, Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Standards, Boards of Education, Governance, Middle Schools, High Schools, Humanities, World History, Business Education, Greek, Latin, Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Colleges, College Faculty, Teaching Conditions, Schools of Education, Tenure, Retirement Benefits, Technical Education, Agricultural Education, Industrial Education, National Security
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Belgium