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ERIC Number: EJ1076786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1369-9997
Public Expenditure in Education in Latin America. Recommendations to Serve the Purposes of the Paris Open Educational Resources Declaration
Toledo, Amalia; Botero, Carolina; Guzmán, Luisa
Open Praxis, v6 n2 p103-113 Apr-Jun 2014
In this paper, the authors identify and analyze public policy and the investment and expenditure that the governments of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay commit to make in the development and procurement of textbooks, books and digital content for primary and secondary education (K-12). The aim is to identify and propose a roadmap for developing policies that advance the principles of the Paris Open Educational Resources Declaration. In the region, digital content coexists with and complements the traditional ones. Paper textbooks continue to have a leading role in the education systems of the region. In this context, the authors assess how the acquisition of traditional and digital materials occurs and offer some recommendations to the governments to adjust their public spending policies on educational resources development and procurement. [This paper was presented at the OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 23-25, 2014).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Chile; Colombia; Paraguay; Uruguay
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