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Title: La escuela de niñas del distrito
Creator: Valencia C., Antonio
Publication Info: Popayán : Imprenta del Departamento, 1895.
Physical Details: 24 p. ; 21 2/10 x 14 1/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Very good.

Summary: Antonio Valencia here presents to the Municipal Council of Popayán a detailed historical account of a religious convent founded in 1822; in 1895 it became the place where a school for girls was located. Valencia advocates that the municipal government should purchase the land on which the school sits.
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. 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: A report on the condition of the local girls' school, an institution funded in 1822 by decree, and supported by the local gentry, whose history this item reviews. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Girls’ schools -- Colombia -- Popayán
Education, Elementary -- Colombia -- Popayán
Popayán (Colombia) -- 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: P01308
Record Number: 339
Islandora ID: islandora:19347