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Schooling for Success: Preventing Repetition and Dropout in Latin American Primary Schools : Preventing Repetition and Dropout in Latin American Primary Schools - Laura Randall

Schooling for Success: Preventing Repetition and Dropout in Latin American Primary Schools

Preventing Repetition and Dropout in Latin American Primary Schools

Paperback Published: 26th July 1999
ISBN: 9780765602398
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 18 years old

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The link between economic development and education in Latin America is generally well-recognized. A literate and educated work force is the largest single factor in explaining economic growth. In this study, the editors and contributors survey the various elementary educational systems to investigate the reasons behind the failure of schools to retain students in elementary grades. A group of scholars looks at the current state of education in four countries: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, with a view to designing more effective programs for reducing the dropout and grade repetition rates. For each country studied, there is an overview of the school system, teacher training and attitudes, centralized and decentralized planning, curriculum development, and psychological and environmental issues that contribute to school dropout.

Introduction and Overview
Introduction: Education and Development
Causes of Dropping Out from the Perspective of Education Theory
Poverty, Psychology, and Dropouts
Fe y Alegria: An Alternative Proposal for Primary Education in Latin America
The Role of the State in Education
The Impact of International Organizations on Educational Policy in Latin America
Basic Education Systems
Argentina: Elementary School Enrollment and Attainment
Primary Education in Brazil: Changes and Prospects
Repetition and Quality of Education in Chile
Basic Education in Mexico: An Overview
Repetition and Dropout: Measurement and Programs
Repetition and Dropout in Brazil: Measurement Issues
Argentina: Programs for the Prevention of Repetition and Dropout and Their Results
Government Programs to Eliminate Repetition, School Dropout and Exclusion in Brazil
Prevention of Repetition and Dropout: Quality and Equity in the First Years of Primary Education in Chile-Two Programs to Achieve Them
Policies Against School Failure in Mexico-An Overview
Decentralization
Decentralization of Primary Education in Argentina
School Organization: Centralization/Decentralization for Primary School
Educational Decentralization in Chile
Dropout Rates and Preschooling in a Decentralizing System: The Case of Mexico, 1992-1996
Curriculum
Curricular Ideologies: Prescriptions and Normative Traditions in Teaching, Theories and Practices
Curriculum and Teaching in Brazil: Current Conditions and Outlook
Curriculum and Educational Materials in Chile
Prevention of School Failure in Basic Education in Mexico
Teaching Conditions: Training and Salaries
Teachers' Training, Work Conditions, and Salary in Argentina
Training, Salaries, and Work Conditions of Teachers of the First Grades of Primary School
Experiences in Training Good Teachers in Work Places
The Training and Employment of Teachers in Mexico
Conclusion
Conclusion: Improving Basic Education in Latin America
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ISBN: 9780765602398
ISBN-10: 0765602393
Series: Columbia University Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.19 x 15.29  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.45