ERIC Number: ED459116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Brazil 500 Years: Crossing Boundaries from Cabral to the Third Millennium (July 7-August 12, 2000). Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 2000 (Brazil).
In the year 2000, Brazil celebrated the 500th anniversary of its discovery by the Portuguese navigator, Pedro Alvares Cabral, and subsequent settlement by the Portuguese and African, Western, and Asian immigrants. The seminar commemorating these events was designed for U.S. secondary and post-secondary teachers and curriculum specialists of the social sciences and the humanities who seek to understand, teach, do research, and update their knowledge of Brazil. The participants have created curriculum units for this report. The seminar devoted special attention to contemporary issues, comparing the development of Brazil since early European colonization with the challenges of the globalized world of the next millennium. This report begins with the itinerary and a list of the participants. Curriculum projects in the report are: "The Scope of Privatization in Brazil" (Edward H. Allen); "The Changing Status of Women in Brazil: 1950-2000" (Rose-Marie Avin); "The Educational System and the Street Children of Brazil" (Timothy J. Bergen, Jr.); "Brazil 500 Years: Crossing Boundaries from Cabral to the Third Millennium" (Kathy Curnow); "Summer 2000 Fulbright-Hays Project. Brazil 500 Years: Crossing Boundaries from Cabral to the Third Millennium" (Dina De Luca); "Development in Brazil since the Portuguese Discovery in 1500: Macro and Micro Perspectives with Accompanying Slides from the Summer of 2000" (Richard Dodder); "Latin America: Brazil" (Jennifer A. Hall); "Brazil: A Project Submitted to the Commissao Fulbright, Brasil" (Carol A. Julian); "Brazil and Africa: The South Atlantic 1500-1900" (Modupe G. Labode); "Brazil Economic Project" (Roberta Margo); "Contrasting Neo-Liberalism and Liberation Theology Using Brazil as a Reference" (Charles Powers); "Brazil: A Case Study for Global Issues" (Joan Powers); "Introduction to Capoeira: Dance of Liberation, Sport of Community" (E. Gaynell Sherrod); "Brazil 500 Years: Crossing Boundaries from Cabral to the Third Millennium" (Mary E. Snethen); "The Scope of Privatization in Brazil" (Igor M. Tomic); and "Cultural Diffusion in Brazil: Sports and Other Pastimes" (Photographs) (Dwan Margaret Toohey-Costa). (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Humanities, Latin American History, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Web site: http://www.info.lncc.br/Fulbright/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil