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ERIC Number: EJ813708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Partnerships for Lifelong Learning Policies: A Brazilian Perspective
Ireland, Timothy
Convergence, v40 n3-4 p43-62 2007
Brazilian inequality is the result of multiple complex determinations but the heterogeneity with which quality education is distributed among the population remains at its core. When we consider the Brazilian labour market we see that the heterogeneity in the levels of schooling of the workforce is the principle determinant for wage inequality and, furthermore, explains the excess of inequality in this country in relation to the industrialized world in a meaningful way. (Henriques 2004, 3) The challenge is to base the educational process on an understanding of and respect for the different and for diversity: to have the right to be equal when the difference makes us inferior and the right to be different when equality "mischaracterises" us. (Contains 5 notes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil