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English transcription: Pupils in the Rural School.
French transcription: Enfants de l'Ecole Rurale.
Description: Crowd of pupils outside, wearing white tunics, some with a satchel on their backs. They are all facing away from the camera.

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English transcription: Pupils in the Rural School.
French transcription: Enfants de l'Ecole Rurale.
Description: Outdoors, in mountainous surroundings, numerous mixed students of a rural school are raising their hands and/or holding up booklets and papers to mark a flag-raising ceremony. The school staff and teachers are scattered around in front of them.

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English transcription: "A child’s interest in learning is natural." On this premise a team of educators, expert in experimental methods for improving teaching of educators, expert in experimental methods for improving teaching techniques, have started a thirst for knowledge which may well change the whole concept of education in Bolivia’s grade school system. In a new school built by the Government in the Miraflores section of La Paz, the Bolivian teaching staff, supervised by a team of UNESCO experts is placing the emphasis during the formative years on teaching children how to learn. Functional laboratories in mathematics, grammar and the social and natural sciences give relative independence to the student body so that the pace of perception is governed by individual capacity to absorb knowledge. Here a student in the writing class concentrates on lesson.

Description: In a classroom, a school boy is writing on paper. He looks very concentrated.

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Description: Des élèves d'une classe mixte sont assis à des bureaux, entrain d'écouter un cours au collège Rocha à Cochabancha en Bolivie.

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English transcription: Sharing skills (U.N. Technical assistance). The basis of all human progress is education: elementary education to teach the young how to read and write and calculate; fundamental education to help young and adults to master their environment; technichal or advanced education to train the engineers, teachers and administrators. In all these fields, the United Nations Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are helping underdeveloped countries to advance as rapidly as possible. H These youngsters, in Bolivia, study outdoors while awaiting the completion of a new school building. Bolivia has 2000 lower schools and three universities.

Description: Une petite fille écrit très sérieusement sur son cahier. A ses côtés, deux petits garçons la regardent avec attention. Les garçons sont coiffés du typique chapeau péruvien. Une affiche listant des mots en espagnol est accrochée sur le mur derrière eux.