First published in 1969, this volume presents a survey of the contemporary national education system in Latin American countries. Laurence Gale describes the uneven provision of schools for different sections of the community and the problems which arise with the racial, cultural and geographical difficulties. He examines the main features in education throughout Latin America, areas of co-operation and agreement and differences of policy and provision.
Part I 1. Introduction: Privilege and Deprivation 2. The Legal Basis, Policy and Finance 3. The Primary School 4. The Secondary Stage 5. Higher Education Part II 6. The Forming of Opinion and the Role of Education Part III 7. Adult Education and Community Development 8. Overseas Aid and Education 9. The Colombian Balance Sheet