|Brazilian secondary education and socio-economic development
|Robert James Havighurst, Auteur ; Aparecida Joly Gouveia, Auteur
|Type de document :
|New York : Praeger Publishers, 1969
|Praeger special studies in international economics and development
|xxvi-321 p. / ill., map. / 25 cm
|Index. décimale :
For societies in transition from an agricultural and rawmaterial-producing economy to a modern commercial-industrial economy, the educational system beyond the primary school level has major importance. Secondary schools and universities must grow and change, but they are expensive, and they must compete with other ways of using money and manpower in the socio-economic development of the society.
Brazil is such a society, the most highly developed industrial society in Latin America yet still predominantly agricultural and still very poor relative to Western Europe and North America.
The decision to study the system of secondary schools and how they serve the developing Brazilian society was an easy one Throughout Latin America the focus of attention of to make. The people interested in development has been on the middle level of the educational system. Insofar as educational planning has been tried, it has been aimed largely at planning for development of secondary schools. Yet there are no substantial, extensive studies of the socio-economic functioning of secondary schools in any Latin-American or other country which is located toward the middle of the scale of socio-economic development. Such studies have only been made in the United States and a few northern European countries, which are farther up the ladder of economic development.
Thus, we have no extensive factual information on the actual socio-economic characteristics of middle-school students or on the part that middle-level s chooling actually plays in preparing people for work-roles in a developing society.
|Centre de documentation du CERDI / Ecole d'Economie
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