Schooling for Success

Schooling for Success

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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.of autonomy in state schools form a new profile of educational management that encompasses certain legal and pedagogical parameters that are compatible with innovations (Mello 1995a). ... No less important, the SEE established permanent auditing systems that function both for programs and for specific components of the programs, as is the case of the process of decentralized purchasing. ... Special edition for November 2, 1997. encarte especial em 02 de novembro de 1997.

Title:Schooling for Success
Author:Laura Randall, Joan B. Anderson
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 1999


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