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Public School Reform In Puerto Rico
     

Public School Reform In Puerto Rico

by Jose Solis
 

ISBN-10: 0313289786

ISBN-13: 9780313289781

Pub. Date: 04/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Puerto Rico's colonial history under the United States has shaped the character of development and education in that territory. In 1898, when the United States invaded Puerto Rico, the language, culture, and development of the latter was arrested by a colonialist mandate involving the social, political, and economic spheres. The role that the development of a mass

Overview

Puerto Rico's colonial history under the United States has shaped the character of development and education in that territory. In 1898, when the United States invaded Puerto Rico, the language, culture, and development of the latter was arrested by a colonialist mandate involving the social, political, and economic spheres. The role that the development of a mass public school system would play in sustaining colonial relationships was seen as paramount. Since then the developments in public school reform policies have contributed to and have been defined and determined within the linguistic and ideological framework of the colonizers' conceptualization of development for Puerto Rico. If development is more than growth, and if it includes self-determination and cultural expression within the context of political and economic arrangements, then Puerto Rico remains a classic example of colonialism 500 years after Columbus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313289781
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1994
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Education Series , #60
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Self-determination and Puerto Rico

Development: Two Models

Reconstituting the Economy: "Orthodox" Development as a Form of Control

Silencing the Culture

Economic Growth and Underdevelopment

Changing Schools in a Changing Economy: The Response of Vocational Education Initiatives

Looking Ahead: Current School Reform Initiatives

Bibliography

Index

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