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Freire, Flávia Magalhães; Lima, Daniela da Costa Britto Pereira – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The present paper aims to analyze the trajectory of the Walt Whitman Rostow's modernization theory (1960), the theoretical foundation of the Alliance for Progress, as well as the unfolding of this theory in what Afonso [1] names as the Evaluative State in education. This paper draws upon the works of Afonso [1]; Dale [12]; Gaio [9]; Latham [4];…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Caprara, Bernardo – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The main goal of this study is to verify the effects of cultural capital on students' performance in an official test applied by the Brazilian government, as part of the National Assessment of Basic Education (Saeb). The data set used is from 2003 and involves 52,434 students. The standard test is applied every two years in the fields of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement