ERIC Number: ED162581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Road to the Future. General Aspects of Brazilian Higher Education and a Brief Comparison with Other Educational Modes. Yale Higher Education Research Group Working Paper.
Simao, Jose Veiga
After a brief explanation of the economic and social background of Brazil, its educational system is described and the prospects for higher education there are explored. Like most nations, Brazil's higher education system is unique and adapted to its own needs. Its system bears similarities to both European and American traditions. In the near future, expansion of higher education is presumed to be substantial, and there is concern for providing equal educational opportunity. Increased democratization is expected, and the opening of opportunity is assumed to provoke debate on the structure of Brazilian society, institutional priorities, and governance. However, the university is anticipated to mirror the social strata of Brazil for a long time to come. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Education, Democracy, Economic Climate, Educational Change, Enrollment Influences, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Social Change, Social Influences, Universities
Higher Education Research Group, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, 1732 Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (Portugal).; Tinker Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Inst. for Social and Policy Studies.
Identifiers: Brazil; Latin America