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Title: Proyecto de código de instrucción pública para el estado de la Nueva Granada acordado por el Consejo de Estado para presentarlo al Congreso en la sesión de 1834
Creator: Consejo de Estado de Colombia
Congreso de la República de Colombia
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Espinosa, 1834.
Physical Details: [+2] 1-94 p. ; 20 x 15 cm
Physical Condition: Wrappers worn and partly torn, interior pages fairly good, overall.

Summary: The Senate and House of Representatives of Nueva Granada dictate here the laws that regulated public instruction in the country. The law does not make attending school obligatory, but forces parents who instruct their children at home to take examinations provided by the government. Parents who refused to educate their children in schools or at home would face prison. The law also dictates the dispositions for opening schools nationwide.
Historical Notes: In 1821 the Congreso de Cúcuta proposed several measures concerning the educational system for Gran Colombia: the establishment of schools for girls in monasteries; the introduction of changes to preparatory schools and education houses (these houses focused on the introduction of learning techniques such as the Lancaster method); and the creation of elementary schools nationwide. The educational reforms instituted after the Congreso de Cúcuta were known as the Radical Reform of the 1870s, and through it a Department for Public Instruction was created within the Interior Ministry. The Radical Reform also decreed for the first time that elementary education be free, obligatory and religiously neutral. 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: An ambitious program to revise the public education system of New Granada prepared by Márquez and others of the Consejo de Estado. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Education -- Law and legislation -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01108
Record Number: 262
Islandora ID: islandora:2988