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ERIC Number: ED542852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1945
Pages: 69
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Cultural Missions of Mexico. Bulletin, 1945, No. 11
Bonilla y Segura, Guillermo
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
"Report on the Cultural Missions of Mexico" is based on a manuscript written in Spanish by Professor Guillermo Bonilla y Segura, Chief of the Cultural Missions Department of the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education. The report covers the activities of the missions for 1943 and also gives limited information concerning the program carried on in 1942. The information included in the Introduction is presented in order that the reader who may have little previous knowledge of Mexican education will be helped to understand the development of the cultural mission program in the years before the period covered in this report. Part I, Objectives and Organization of the Cultural Missions, provides the basis tor the organization and administration of missions for rural people, workers, and urban teachers, and includes data concerning the budgets for the programs described in the report. The duties of the missioners, as mission staff members are called, are also explained. On page 4 is a map which shows the location of the three types of cultural missions, a list of rural missions, and schedules for workers' and urban teachers' missions. Part II, Operation of the Cultural Missions Program, consists of a series of short articles, each describing some aspect of the mission program. The first three articles are based on seminar discussions in which the chiefs of the three types of missions participated, and the others are instructional bulletins which were issued by the Cultural Missions Department. The accomplishments of the three types of missions are included in Part III, Achievements and Plans. Some of the specific accomplishments of the rural cultural missions are presented graphically, and an outline is given of plans for subsequent missions. Following the three parts of the manuscript, a number of photographs, supplied by the author, are presented. In order that the reader may secure further information concerning cultural missions in Mexico, either from English or Spanish sources, a list of related readings is included. It is hoped that this report will contribute to a greater understanding of the outstanding educational accomplishments of Mexico, and that it will constitute an inspiration and a challenge to educators of the United States. (Contains 1 editor's note.) [Translation of this manuscript and the information concerning the background of the cultural missions presented in the Introduction were prepared by the American Republics Section, Division of International Educational Relations, U.S. Office of Education. Best copy available has been provided.]
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Mexico