Gaceta Laboral . 2007

El replanteamiento de las políticas educativas en Venezuela

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Keywords: educational policies; social state; educational system.

Abstract:

the purpose of this work is to describe and analyze educational policies in venezuela between 1961 and 2005, their main intentions, and the tendencies they indicate, using critical reasoning about public policies implemented in the country during the aforementioned period. the study is based on a documentary review in order to consider the most revealing characteristics of the venezuelan educational system. results indicated that education in venezuela is focused toward the universality of knowledge, cultural identity, the search for greater social equity and access to the educational system, as well as interest in fortifying the curriculum by establishing education for coexistence, peace and citizenship; therefore, it emphasizes transformation toward a participative-democratic regime, not only by widening its coverage, but also by decreasing desertion rates, increasing retention indexes, renewing curricular contents to make them more pertinent and including important changes in school culture.

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