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  Education in Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sarmiento encouraged the immigration and settling of European educators and built schools and public libraries throughout the country, in a programme that finally doubled the enrollment of students during his term.
Religious education was re-established in 1943, during the brief dictatorship of Pedro Pablo Ramírez.
During the rule of Juan Domingo Perón (1945–1955), public education was used to further the president and his wife's personality cult (pictures of Perón and Evita were prominently displayed in them, pieces of their writings were used as reading materials, etc.).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_in_Argentina   (601 words)

 Education Template
Argentina is a plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks.
Argentina occupies a continental surface of 2.791.810 square kilometers, with an extension of 3.800 km from the north to the south and 1.425 km from east to west.
Politically, Argentina is a federal republic, divided in 23 provinces and a federal district, that corresponds to the Federal Capital or the center of Buenos Aries.
www.consulateargentina-chicago.org   (399 words)

 Altered Argentina: Debt-for-Education Swaps: Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages.
It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation.
Argentina used to be at a 100%, but in the past few years around 500,000 children from its poorest regions were excluded.
alteredargentina.blogspot.com /2005/07/debt-for-education-swaps-part-i.html   (3220 words)

Argentina's particular history and politico-economic realities are linked to the ways in which teaching and teachers are socially constructed in this context.
The book will be of particular interest to comparative educators and teacher educators, and to those interested in gender, teacher education, education in Latin America, and visual qualitative research strategies.
Her research interests are gender and education, comparative and international education with particular focus on Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, transnationalism and multiculturalism, and nonformal learning.
edrev.asu.edu /reviews/rev140.htm   (2761 words)

 TRANSFORMING EDUCATION:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It emphasized the need to agree on education policies “within the Federal Council of Culture and Education,” which consists of “the highest educational authorities of the twenty-three Argentine provinces and the City of Buenos Aires,” and over which the National Ministry of Education presides.
Argentina’s history has been heavily influenced by an upper class mainly of European descent that emerged from the colonial period.
Any notion of education reform was out of the question and was replaced instead with physical repression, the invasion of campuses, and the arrest and “disappearance” of lecturers and students identified with the Left.
law.vanderbilt.edu /journal/34-01/dupre.html   (4626 words)

 EPAA Vol. 11 No. 17 Gorostiaga: Secondary Education in Argentina during the 1990s: The Limits of a Comprehensive Reform ...
During the 1990s Argentina experienced a profound reform of the educational sector as part of a general restructuring of the state, as well as of attempts to 'modernize' the country and adapt to international economic competition.
In the case of Argentina, there are indications that while the process of restructuring has faced significant barriers, it is at the level of reculturing where reform strategies are more in need of refinement, and of securing the support of educational actors as well as the different levels of government.
Enrollment rates relate to enrollment in a particular level of education to the age cohort that commonly would be expected to be participating in that particular level of education.
epaa.asu.edu /epaa/v11n17   (10130 words)

 International Developments in Clinical Legal Education
The role of clinical education in promoting reflection on the discrepancies between the theory and practice of the law is particularly significant in the very traditional context of the Argentine academy, with its dogmatic adherence to formalistic models of legal theory and education.
This has influenced the development of the educational experience, placing students in a context in which the social and political objectives of their work are explicitly enunciated, playing an important role in the selection of cases and the nature of their clinical experience.
The failure of clinical legal education to develop further in Argentina appears to be largely attributable to obstacles and resistance presented by conservative attitudes to legal education within universities and the legal profession.
www.cedha.org.ar /docs/doc135-eng.htm   (2258 words)

 International Higher Education--26/13
From my point of view as a commission member, the present debate over higher education and its reform seems marked by a very shortsighted perspective and driven by an overwhelming notion of “financial and economic crisis.” When the commission’s work is concluded, Argentina’s historical tradition of public higher education is expected to undergo significant changes.
At the top of the educational pyramid, 31.5 percent of the 18-to-24 year-old age cohort was enrolled in higher education institutions, with a 15 percent completion rate.
One indication of the connection between changes in higher education and the service sector of the economy, is the fact that in the last 10 years Argentina become the country with the lowest investment in higher education (0.95 percent of DGP), according to a survey of Western OEDC countries.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News26/text013.htm   (1063 words)

Argentina's once-thriving, vibrant Jewish community continues to be hard hit by the aftershocks of the country's economic collapse.
Continuing education courses for teachers and school principals are in short supply, and the number of teachers traveling to Israel to participate in enrichment programs has dropped significantly.
Its mission is to provide training programs for educators, develop educational initiatives, strengthen the relationship between formal and informal educational networks, encourage the professional development of Jewish educators, and serve as a center of Jewish and Israeli art, culture and tradition.
www.jafi.org.il /projects/argentina1.asp   (3441 words)

 International Higher Education--3/CY4
It is an extreme example of this Latin American model of higher education, one characterized by free access obtained with the simple completion of secondary school, dominated by professional studies, scarce research, and a demoralized professoriate, composed largely of part-time professors.
It should be noted, in order to clarify this point, that there are no general education degrees in Argentina (such as the Bachelor's degree) and that the majority of the academic degrees coincide with professional degrees.
The authors of the new law on higher education were confronted by structural failures in addition to a range of problems affecting universities equal to those found in any other country.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News03/textcy4.html   (1064 words)

 Education in Argentina
In Argentina until 1816, the Catholic Church was in charge of education and consisted mainly of catechistic schools at the primary through tertiary levels.
All children ages six through twelve received a free education, which was established in 1884 under national law 1420, later the republic of Argentina extended free education to adults.
Approximately 20 percent of the total population of Argentina are enrolled in school.
campus.fortunecity.com /recess/715   (523 words)

 Argentina Education : Europa World Online
Education is officially compulsory for all children at primary level, between the ages of six and 14 years.
Secondary education lasts for between five and seven years, depending on the type of course: the normal certificate of education (bachillerato) course lasts for five years, whereas a course leading to a technical or agricultural bachillerato lasts for six years.
The total enrolment at primary and secondary schools in 1996 was estimated at 99.4% and 67.2% of the school-age population, respectively.
www.europaworld.com /pub/entry/ar.is.69   (167 words)

 EIAL X1 - Politics and Education in Argentina, 1946-1962
The subject of Mónica Rein's Politics and Education in Argentina, 1946-1962 is precisely what its title indicates: Peronism and the manifold impacts of Peronism on the education system, top to bottom; and the politics of de-Peronization, from 1955 to 1962, and the many consequences of that enterprise for the educational system.
The Peronist section follows with a chapter on "Children and Education in Peronist Thought and Policy," which examines the close personal attention the General gave to reforming education --something of a national disgrace, particularly away from the big cities, in the 1940s.
His removal by the military in 1962 left Argentina in a desperate muddle, the tragic aspects of which would become apparent during the incipient civil war of the mid-1960s and the appalling sequence of events that began with General Onganía's seizure of power in 1966.
www.tau.ac.il /eial/X_1/newton.html   (903 words)

 Education Act - Argentina - Equal Employment Opportunities
In article 5 it states that the National State shall fix the lines of educational policy with the aim of, inter alia, realising concrete equality of opportunities for all inhabitants and refusing any kind of discrimination and surmounting of any discriminatory stereotype in educational material.
Article 6 of the law guarantees both man and women a permanent and integral education aimed at personal fulfillment in cultural, social, aesthetical, ethical and religious dimensions.
Article 8 states that the educational system shall guarantee all inhabitants of Argentina the effective exercise of their right to learn, through equality of opportunities and of possibilities and without any sort of discrimination.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/law/argen/eeo_eaa.htm   (141 words)

 ISEP Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Argentina follows the Southern Hemisphere calendar; therefore, when applying for an academic year program, students will find it beneficial to begin their studies during the U.S. second term.
Locale: Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a sophisticated metropolis, with one of the largest concentrations of Spanish-speaking people in the world.
Situated on the Rio de la Plata, 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, it is a major port and the center of all activity in Argentina.
www.isep.org /nus/argentin   (1017 words)

 Disarmament and Peace Education > Argentina and Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rivalry between Argentina and Brazil led the two South American nations to embark on nuclear weapons programs in the 1970s and 1980s.
Argentina ratified the Treaty of Tlatelolco in 1994 and the NPT in 1995.
Brazil and Argentina’s actions to reverse their nuclear programs are generally cited as a success story for nonproliferation.
www.gsinstitute.org /newsite/dpe/countries/argentina_brazil.html   (809 words)

 Indymedia Cambridge, UK | World Bank Education Policy: Market Liberalism Meets Ideological Conservatism
U.S. policymakers viewed public education in Latin America as a key component of the social peace which was needed to guarantee the security of U.S. investments in the region.
The Bank's educational policy is part and parcel of a larger neoliberal economic program whose overarching goal is to reduce state spending so that governments are able to continue making payments on their foreign debt.
Educators International and the Confederation of American Educators--the two organizations to which the majority of teachers in the Western world belong--met on October 14-16, 1995 in Buenos Aires.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/regions/cambridge/2004/02/286118.html   (3504 words)

 List of education articles by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of articles on education organized by country:
Underground Education in Poland During World War II (historical)
Education in the People's Republic of Poland (historical)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_by_country   (75 words)

 Education Argentina South America Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Women talk about education, social issues, and maternity while men are consulted about economics, politics...
During the economic crisis in Argentina, the Jewish community mobilized; with the...
He was born in Colombia of a family where education was a determining factor.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/South_America/Argentina/Education   (901 words)

 President Esteban Represents United States at International Education Conference in Argentina
Argentine education officials who had visited California's CSU system and were impressed with it as a potential model, requested that a CSU system expert be identified as the U.S. representative.
In an effort to tap foreign expertise in funding strategies for higher education, the secretariat of University Policies of the Ministry of Culture and Education in Buenos Aires held the conference.
The positive educational and career-related benefits to both faculty and students are enormous.
www.csuchico.edu /pub/inside/archive/98_04_16/top_story1.html   (986 words)

In the case of Argentina, a community still struggling to recover from a catastrophic convergence of events, the scenario is far more disturbing.
In an environment where Jewish education is the strongest—if not only point of connection—this puts the next generation at high risk of assimilation; a risk we’re not willing to take.
As a direct provider of educational services, through its multifaceted and intense work in the Argentina the Jewish Agency has demonstrated that instilling—and continuously reinforcing—Jewish-Zionist self-identity among youngsters is key to securing the future of this community.
www.jafi.org.il /projects/argentina.asp   (398 words)

 Short Education Programs in Argentina
Argentina is a country of dramatic geographical contrasts.
In fact, Argentina has sometimes been described as 'the country of six continents' due to the fact that almost every landscape can be found in just one country.
The foreign in Buenos Aires is fascinated by the atmosphere, the individual personality of the city neighborhoods, and the cordiality of its people.
www.transworldeducation.com /articles/argentina.htm   (351 words)

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Higher education in Argentina is moving away from the idea of the university as a social institution toward the idea of higher education as an “industry.”
The transition taking place within higher education in Argentina is economically driven not only by the global dominance of the market but also in response to the “third sector of the economy”—the service sector.
One indication of the connection between changes in higher education and the service sector of the economy is the fact that in the last 10 years Argentina become the country with the lowest investment in higher education (0.95percent of DGP), according to a survey of Western OEDC countries.
www.universite-toplum.org /text.php3?id=57   (1190 words)

 Education in Argentina
In Argentina all children between the ages of six and fourteen have to go to school, by law.
High-school education is generally both affordable and available, although attendance falls by nearly half among those older than 14.
The percentage of individuals attending and completing university degree programs is 3.2% of the population, the second highest in the world after France.
www.argentina.org.au /education.htm   (176 words)

The Argentine National Council of Education sets a standard curriculum that is followed by schools throughout the country, because it is believed that a national education system promotes unity.
Mandatory education begins at age six and ends at fourteen.
The oldest university in Argentina is Córdoba, founded by the Spanish in 1613.
www.argentour.com /gente/education.html   (349 words)

 ARGENTINA: Bringing Preschool Education to the Slums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Oscarcito Project was conceived to help fill the gap and provide an early boost to the linguistic and cognitive development of children living in extreme poverty.
The Oscarcito initiative is aimed at reaching children who do not attend preschool as well as those who do, but are unable to reach their learning potential due to the "opportunity deficit", they explained.
The pillars of the programme are the teachers and the neighbourhood women without formal teaching qualifications who look after and educate the children in the childcare centres, and the families in their homes.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=31980   (1117 words)

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