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Title: Informe del Director de Instrucción Pública de Cundinamarca para la Secretaría de Instrucción Pública Nacional y la Asamblea Legislativa de 1883
Creator: Franco V., Constancio, 1842-
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Pizano, 1883.
Physical Details: 134 p. ; 25 6/10 x 17 cms.
Physical Condition: Much foxed on edges of title page-no wrappers, and on frail and brittle paper, but legible.

Summary: Constancio Franco V. the Director of the Instrucción Pública de Cundinamarca, reports to the Cundinamarca assembly and to the central government about the state of education from 1882 to 1883. The document offers detailed information concerning normal and elementary schools, including administrative and academic statistics.
Historical Notes: In 1870 the central government initiated reforms to create a public education system throughout Colombia. The three central features of this reform were: to establish free and obligatory elementary, middle, and high schools; to institute secular education; and to create an education system which would promote the liberal ideas of the government. After Independence, Liberal and Conservative governments followed the principle of “patronato,” which argued that the church should be subordinate to the laws of the nation state. Jaramillo Uribe, Jaime 1982 El Proceso de la Educación. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. J.G. Cobo Borda and S. Mutis Durán, eds. Pp. 249-336. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: Highly detailed report on public education in the Department of Cundinamarca by a notable Colombian intellectual. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Education -- Colombia -- Cundinamarca (Department)
Education -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Cundinamarca (Colombia : Department) -- Social conditions -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01030
Record Number: 198
Islandora ID: islandora:9585