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Education

Spring 1999​ | Volume II, Number 1

Table of Contents

Books

Editor’s Notes: Booknotes

Editor’s Notes: Booknotes

On March 10, 1999, President Clinton apologized to the people of Guatemala for the support provided by the U.S. government to that country’s repressive military-backed governments…

Latin America and the World Economy

Latin America and the World Economy

Latin America and the World Economy since 1800 edited by John H. Coatsworth and Alan M. Taylor marks a watershed in the research agenda. It is important for several reasons. First, as the…

Comings and Goings

Richard Levins Honorary Degree

Richard Levins Honorary Degree

Richard Levins, John Rock Professor of Population Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, has been honored by the University of Havana with an honorary doctorate degree…

Education

Society and Education

Society and Education

As a member of UNESCO’s International Commission on Education for the Twenty-First Century, I’ve come to realize that education is about much more than books. It’s about the “four pillars of…

Noel McGinn’s Life of Learning

Noel McGinn’s Life of Learning

Noel McGinn, professor of education, had a normal American childhood in a small, sleepy town directly south of Miami-but 1200 miles south and across the Caribbean, in the Panama Canal Zone…

LASPAU Expands Fulbright Partnerships

LASPAU Expands Fulbright Partnerships

LASPAU Expands Fulbright Partnerships An Array of Partners Since 1975, LASPAU has administered Fulbright Program grants for Latin American and Caribbean faculty members, professionals, and researchers. Fulbright programs have provided academic opportunities for...

Gender and Education

Gender and Education

In terms of sheer numbers, girls in Latin American schools aren’t in such bad shape compared to other areas of the world. They have gained what is termed “gender parity”-girls are as likely as…

Education Through Photography

Education Through Photography

From 1995 to 1997, more than 80 Latino children in Philadelphia’s barrio participated in City Clickers, a photography and creative writing program that I created and implemented with the…

Education in Latin America

Education in Latin America

Whenever one asks about ways of struggling against impossible odds in Latin America, one is told not to worry because no”hay mal que dure cien anos” (no evil lasts one hundred years). The…

DRCLAS Outreach  A New Venture

DRCLAS Outreach A New Venture

A high school student from Haiti explains the meaning of vodou to a fellow classmate from China. Three Harvard undergraduates gather a group of eager kindergarteners to play a game in…

Brazil: Community Participation

Brazil: Community Participation

A very poor, black mother in a fringe neighborhood in Porto Alegre, Brazil, drew herself up with pride as she told me about her recent meeting with the Mayor to discuss the problems of…