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Carlson, Alexandra – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Venezuela's youth symphony program, the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, commonly referred to as "El Sistema," combines musical achievement with learning important life skills through orchestral practice and performance. Although the history most commonly reported outside Venezuela is of the program's director, José Antonio Abreu,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Cooperation
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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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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Music called to future conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, at an early age. Though his family could not afford music lessons, Dudamel did what thousands of children in Venezuela do. He went to one of the hundreds of music schools of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. Founded in the 1970s by pioneering musician and economist…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mentors, At Risk Persons, Poverty
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Ulate Sanchez, Rosita – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2014
In this commentary, Rosita Ulate Sanchez states that Venezuela, like other Latin American countries, begins the 21st century by confronting realities that require changes in its learning and education systems. The purpose of Venezuela's education system is to generate social renovation and economic development. It seeks to achieve this through…
Descriptors: Creativity, Leadership, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Vera, George Davy – Professional Counselor, 2011
In the worldwide community it is not well known that counseling and guidance professional practices have a long tradition in Venezuela. Therefore, this contribution's main purpose is to inform the international audience about past and contemporary counseling in Venezuela. Geographic, demographic, and cultural facts about Venezuela are provided.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, Geographic Location, Demography
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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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Baker, Geoffrey; Bull, Anna; Taylor, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Within the growing field of publications on El Sistema and Sistema-inspired programmes around the world, a marked divide can be observed between the findings of critical academic studies and commissioned evaluations. Using evaluations of El Sistema in Venezuela and Aotearoa New Zealand as our principal case studies, we argue that this gulf can be…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Change, Program Evaluation, Case Studies
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Lafontant Di Niscia, Attilio – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
In this article, I visualize the relationship between tonewood exploitation and the import of musical instruments for Venezuela's El Sistema, with the participation of the Venezuelan State, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and manufacturing companies from China and the Global North. My basis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musicians
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Rosabal-Coto, Guillermo – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
In this article I suggest that SINEM--the Costa Rican version of Venezuela's El Sistema--articulates a development discourse which legitimates neoliberal policies that govern the twenty-first-century international market, in which Costa Rica figures only as a subaltern. I contend that such articulation contributes to perpetuating notions and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Music Education, Social Mobility, Foreign Policy
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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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Vera, George Davy; Jiménez, Dorelys – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2015
Specialized literature shows that counseling and guidance represents an interdisciplinary profession, practiced differently in various Latin American countries. Likewise, counseling and guidance is understood as being a multicontextual and politically worthy profession that is connected to the personal, socioeconomic, cultural, and collective…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Undergraduate Study, College Programs, College Instruction
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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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McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This essay examines the legacy of the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias. Shortly after the death of President Chavez, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church and took the name, Francis. The essay contrasts the demonization of Hugo Chavez by the Western corporate media with the adulation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Presidents, Catholics, Clergy
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Chiroleu, Adriana; Marquina, Monica – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2017
In recent decades, many Latin American governments have implemented policies to expand opportunities in higher education, aiming at reducing discrimination and social inequalities. These policies have taken different forms, according to the peculiarities of the respective higher education systems. The purpose of this paper is to explore the scope…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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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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