ERIC Number: ED543899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1959
Reference Count: N/A
Brazil: Education in an Expanding Economy. Bulletin, 1959, No. 13
Faust, Augustus F.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Studies on education in other countries have long been a responsibility of the Office of Education. This present study is another contribution in the series. It is based on background information acquired by the author during 4 visits totaling 3 years of residence in Brazil, with a 1957 visit to obtain current first-hand data. The purpose of the study is to provide educational information about Brazil in its own setting for the use of educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and scholars and other persons concerned with comparative and international education. The introduction provides a description of and background information on the country. Further chapters explore: (1) Educational panorama--evolution of public education, educational reform, contemporary panorama, and implications for education; (2) Educational organization--decentralization, legal bases, Ministry of Education and Culture, National Institute of Educational Research, National Council of Research, Getulio Vargas Foundation, school inspection, financing education, and school buildings; (3) Problems and practices in elementary education, including illiteracy, basic structure, marking and grading, teaching materials, and other topics; (4) General secondary education--improvement and extension, ginasios and colegios, model schools, textbook commission, and scholarships; (5) Schools for commerce and industry--industrial education, SENAI program, SENAI pilot programs, and SENAC program; (6) Higher education in the twentieth century, including university organization, curricular organization, enrollments, and so on; (7) Specialized schools--adult education, agricultural education, military education, Technological Institute of Aeronautics, and social service schools; (8) The teaching profession, including teacher training instructions, in-service training, Brazilian Education Association, and other topics; and (9) International educational and cultural programs--bilateral programs with the United States, UNESCO in Brazil, School for Public Servants, and cultural agencies. A bibliography is included. (Contains 30 tables, 2 figures, and 69 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Teaching (Occupation), Labor Market, Program Development, Educational Change, Comparative Education, Illiteracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Textbooks, Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Special Schools, Industrial Education, Business Education, Teacher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Practices, Military Training, Technical Institutes, Enrollment, Public Education, Educational Research
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Brazil