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When the Mountains Move: Technical Assistance and the Changing Face of Latin America


reviewed by David G. Scanlon - 1957

coverTitle: When the Mountains Move: Technical Assistance and the Changing Face of Latin America
Author(s): Daniel Behrman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The term technical assistance has been interpreted in many different ways. Some have blithely dismissed it as a give-away program; others have associated it with military installations; still others have viewed it as a humanitarian movement. There have been numerous technical and academic reports on technical assistance, but, with the exception of short accounts in the UNESCO Courier and various newspapers, there have been few reports on the impact of technical assistance on the less well developed societies. When the Mountains Move is the story of technical assistance given by UNESCO in seven countries of Latin America. The examples cited in the booklet illustrate an important concept so often missed in discussions of technical assistance; namely, that it should not be thought of as a structured approach to problems found in less well developed societies but as a plastic adaptation to meet local needs. The booklet emphasizes a second important concept in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 5, 1957, p. 286-286
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4551, Date Accessed: 12/9/2019 2:05:42 PM

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