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Linares, Tomás – Childhood Education, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools in 2020, the effect on rural areas was significant. Access to the internet in rural areas is limited and cost prohibitive. This article discusses why we must find ways to ensure education delivery in urban and rural areas. Unfortunately, many school systems in developing countries lack the expertise and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Access to Education, Urban Areas
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Martin, Ian; Vera, George – Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation, 2020
This article reports findings from surveys collected from practicing school-based counselors in Venezuela (N = 30) and Costa Rica (N = 107) using the "International Survey of School-Based Counseling Activities" (ISSCA). Analyses identified striking similarities between these two countries and major differences when compared to the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Differences
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Duffy, Maura – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution" is conceptualised as an anti-neoliberal project that aims to promote fundamental changes in the configuration of political power via processes of state-grassroots collaboration. Central to this process is an emphasis on the key role of education in the development of a 21st Century socialism based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Democracy, Public Education
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Strother, Emma – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
An expansive movement comprised of UN Millennium Development Goals, international banks, and hundreds of programs worldwide promotes access to the arts as a creative means of social change. Often grounded in cognitive science and inspired by the model of youth orchestras in Venezuela known as El Sistema, this movement contends that arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Social Change, Economics
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Powell, Sandra Anez; Powell, Norman W. – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2012
Children who have been born into poverty or into at-risk circumstances are often considered "disposable" and not a societal priority. These youngsters have few advocates and limited successful options in life. In the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, there is a large population of Amerindians who are called Guajiros. These indigenous people…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Social Status, Foreign Countries, Homeless People
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Fink, Robert – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The explosive growth of Venezuela's "El Sistema" is rewriting the agenda of musical education in the West. Many commentators from the world of classical music react to the spectacle of dedicated young colonial musicians playing European masterworks as a kind of "miracle," accepting "Sistema" founder José Antonio…
Descriptors: Music Education, Civil Rights, Classical Music, Musical Instruments
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Duffy, Maura – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
The "Bolivarian Revolution" in Venezuela is conceptualised as a pedagogical project that aims to develop "twenty-first century Socialism" through state-grassroots collaboration in the reorganisation of political space in order to develop participatory, democratic institutions and processes. The cornerstones of this project to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Social Change, Social Systems
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Baker, Geoffrey; Frega, Ana Lucía – Music Education Research, 2018
A powerful and eulogistic narrative has evolved around the Venezuelan National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras, better known as El Sistema. Recently, however, critical perspectives have begun to emerge from the academic sphere. Nevertheless, researchers have faced an acute shortage of documentary resources relating to the programme's…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music, Music Education, Social Change
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Cole, Mike – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
In this article, the author traces revolutionary developments in an alternative school in Barrio Pueblo Nuevo, Mérida, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, a school that caters for students between 4 and 14. He begins by recounting some fieldwork done at the school on his behalf by Edward Ellis in 2010. He goes on to discuss a video made at…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Elementary School Students
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Delgado, Jorge Enrique – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
A qualitative study was carried out to identify the roles of actors associated with the publication of scientific journals in Chilean, Colombian, and Venezuelan universities. Twenty-four semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with journal editors, university authorities, and other experts. The categories of analysis included university…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Scientific Research, Editing, Qualitative Research
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Ivancheva, Mariya – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article discusses paradoxes in the emergent global field of higher education as reflected in an alternative model of the university--the Bolivarian University of Venezuela (UBV) and the related higher education policy, Mision Sucre. With its credo in the applied social sciences, its commitment to popular pedagogy and its dependence on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Standards
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Montilla, R. Esteban; Smith, Robert L. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2009
Counseling is an emerging profession in Latin America that offers people an opportunity to voice pain, exercise power, authentically connect with others, and experience healing within the community. Counseling reflects collaborative efforts between consultant and consultee who come together to reach mutual healing and growth through the use of…
Descriptors: Holistic Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Community Resources, Counseling
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Griffiths, Tom G. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
The global dominance of neoliberal policy prescriptions in recent decades has been well documented, with particular implications for educational systems. These include reduced public expenditure and provision, the promotion of individual (parental) choice, competition, increased user-pays and the privatisation of education. Against this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Public Education
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Griffiths, Tom G.; Williams, Jo – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2009
In contemporary contexts of Education for All and emphases on national educational performance, mass education globally continues to be strongly informed by human capital thinking, and by notions of developing future world citizens and workers for the international economy. In this paper, our central focus is on the ongoing educational project of…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ortega, Daniel E. – Economics of Education Review, 2010
This paper examines the effect of teacher relative wages and teacher wage dispersion on high school graduates' preferences for teaching majors in College. This approximation to teacher quality is appropriate in a country like Venezuela as opposed to the US since the rigidity of the tertiary school system significantly limits mobility between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Wages, Teacher Effectiveness
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