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Paraguay - Nonformal Education

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NONFORMAL EDUCATION

The Academy of the Guaraní Language and Culture is one of two important institutes devoted to preserving the native culture. Many songs, folk poems, and publications use the indigenous language.

Educational exchanges are aspects of the educational system, both at the high school and college levels. In 2001, high schools listed as accepting international students for study included Centro Cultural Paraguay, Colegio Internacional, and Centro Cultural Paraguayo-Americano. Others were the American School of Asunción, Grace Educational Center, Asunción Christian Academy, Pan-American International School, and Centro Cultural Paraguay-Estados Unidos.

The Centro Cultural Paraguayo-Americano (BNC) sponsors cultural activities and has a 10,000-volume library with titles in both Spanish and English, including major Paraguayan authors. The Center teaches 1,500 students English and offers educational activities including lectures and seminars.

In 1997, Paraguay had 10 television stations. In 2001, the U.S. Peace Corps had some 180 volunteers working in Paraguay, some as teachers.


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