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Country overview

...Country overview Brazil is a federation with 26 states, one federal district, over 5,500 municipalities, and more than 200 million people. Education is decentralized, but the federal government centralizes national data gathering and core...

‘Prefigurative’ approaches to participatory schooling: experiences in Brazil

Children as Decision Makers in Education : Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...Recent interest in increasing pupil participation in school decision-making has had diverse motivations. Participation can be seen as a right, as enshrined in the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet...
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...This paper examines whether an expansion in the supply of public preschool crowds out private enrollment. The paper uses rich data for municipalities in Brazil from 2000 to 2006, where federal transfers to local governments change...

Brazil: Curriculum of Basic Education: An inventory of concepts and practices

Education in South America : Education Around the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Education Around the World chapter

...This chapter examines the legal regulations and conceptual models of the basic education curriculum in Brazil. Two main approaches of the curriculum theory, knowledge-centred and student-centred, provide a conceptual framework to examine...

Racialization Through Time, Space and Rank

Susanne Ress

Susanne Ress is a postdoctoral scholar at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, Germany. Her dissertation was awarded the Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Dissertations of the Comparative and International Education Society in 2016. Her work has been published in Comparative Education Review and Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Internationalization of Higher Education for Development : Blackness and Postcolonial Solidarity in Africa–Brazil Relations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The founding campus of UNILAB was strategically placed in Redenção, the first town in Brazil to outlaw slavery; this abolitionist narrative is part of the university’s founding mythology and imposes itself on the diverse histories...

Brazil: Towards the consolidation of music as a mandatory curriculum subject

The Origins and Foundations of Music Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction The chapter illustrates the struggles and negotiations that have characterized the relationship between music education and government policies in Brazil. Five distinct historical eras provide the focus...
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...Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being “out of work and out of school.” A key conclusion from...

Portuguese Colonialism and its Aftermath

Susanne Ress

Susanne Ress is a postdoctoral scholar at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, Germany. Her dissertation was awarded the Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Dissertations of the Comparative and International Education Society in 2016. Her work has been published in Comparative Education Review and Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Internationalization of Higher Education for Development : Blackness and Postcolonial Solidarity in Africa–Brazil Relations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...A scattered, unwieldy empire, the Portuguese Overseas Territories were comprised of agrarian economies whose inadequate bureaucratic and educational systems guaranteed hierarchical social structures based on cultural and racial...

Brazil: Why José Can’t Read

Education in South America : Education Around the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Education Around the World chapter

...Brazil's Pisa scorecard is the result of ineffective education policies that have been implemented since the 1980s. The country adopted a strategy to simultaneously expand educational opportunities at all levels, at the expense of quality...

Conclusion

Susanne Ress

Susanne Ress is a postdoctoral scholar at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, Germany. Her dissertation was awarded the Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Dissertations of the Comparative and International Education Society in 2016. Her work has been published in Comparative Education Review and Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Internationalization of Higher Education for Development : Blackness and Postcolonial Solidarity in Africa–Brazil Relations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Despite its great potential for South-South cooperation, UNILAB is fraught with shortcomings including, among others, a privileging of solidarity and integration rhetoric at the expense of real discussions about race and inequality...