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Ress, Susanne – Comparative Education Review, 2018
Official rhetorics often highlight horizontality, solidarity, and shared interests as features of South-South cooperation (SSC), but scholars have argued that tensions shape SSC as much as North-South development relations. This study examines the Brazilian SSC discourse and its everyday practices. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork at a newly…
Descriptors: Race, Political Issues, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis
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Tarlau, Rebecca – Comparative Education Review, 2017
This article analyzes the transfer and 15-year policy trajectory of Colombia's "global best practice" "Escuela Nueva in Brazil." This program, initially transferred to Brazil in 1997 with the help of the World Bank, was largely unknown for the first decade of its life span. Then, between 2008 and 2011, "after" the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Program Descriptions
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Carnoy, Martin; Marotta, Luana; Louzano, Paula; Khavenson, Tatiana; Guimarães, Filipe Recch Franca; Carnauva, Fernando – Comparative Education Review, 2017
Implicit in much of comparative and international education research is that education is a creature of the nation-state, shaped largely by economic, political, and social forces defined by national boundaries. However, in federal nation-states, primary and secondary schooling is the juridical responsibility of the constituent states, not the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gains
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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – Comparative Education Review, 2014
Chinese and Russian universities are increasingly drawn into center-periphery repositioning, as they compete for symbolic, financial, and intellectual resources locally and globally. However, their strategies on national and institutional linkages differ with regards to the individual scientist's powers in knowledge production. As global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Benchmarking, Productivity
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Bernasconi, Andres – Comparative Education Review, 2008
Recently, Latin America has seen the advent of research activities to meet the call for research that long preceded them and of the full-time research faculty who engage in them. These developments have taken place as the region partakes in contemporary worldwide trends that have affected universities elsewhere: the consequences of the increased…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privatization, Educational Change, Economic Change
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Myers, John P. – Comparative Education Review, 2007
This research examined the ways politically active secondary teachers, involved either in formal politics or in social movements, practiced citizenship education in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Toronto, Canada. The author's aim was to explore the complex ways and multiple spaces in which these teachers' roles as both citizens and citizenship…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Role
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Szelenyi, Katalin; Rhoads, Robert A. – Comparative Education Review, 2007
This article explores the experiences and perspectives on citizenship in an international, global context of 30 Brazilian, Chinese, and Italian graduate students studying in the United States, with special emphasis on their understandings of the geographic reach of their personal and professional rights and responsibilities. International graduate…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Citizenship Responsibility
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Somers, Marie-Andree; McEwan, Patrick J.; Willms, J. Douglas – Comparative Education Review, 2004
In 1997, the Santiago office of UNESCO implemented an assessment of student achievement in Latin America, working in collaboration with 13 Latin American ministries of education. Using a common sampling methodology and survey instruments, researchers in each country collected representative samples of data on third- and fourth-grade achievement in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Individual Characteristics, Peer Groups
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Jones de Almeida, Adjoa Florencia – Comparative Education Review, 2003
Afro-Brazilian residents of urban favelas (outlying, unincorporated slums) have established community schools in response to lack of public schools. A study of three such community schools in Salvador, Bahia, focused on social justice issues, school efforts to rescue a Black identity denied by Brazil's official "racial democracy"…
Descriptors: Black Education, Community Action, Community Schools, Elementary Education
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Fuller, Bruce; Dellagnelo, Lucia; Strath, Annelie; Barretto Bastos, Eni Santana; Holanda Maia, Mauricio; Lopes de Matos, Kelma Socorro; Luiza Portela, Adelia; Lerche Vieira, Sofia – Comparative Education Review, 1999
A study of 140 first- and second-grade classrooms and 1,925 students in the Brazilian states of Bahia and Ceara examined teaching practices and teacher behaviors in the classroom and their effects on students' early literacy achievement, as well as the influences of student, home, teacher, and school characteristics on literacy scores. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Educational Practices, Educational Quality
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Wong, Pia Lindquist – Comparative Education Review, 1995
Examines school reform implemented by Paulo Freire and the Workers' Party in Sao Paulo during 1989-92. Focuses on various institutional mechanisms created to support teachers' efforts to learn the skills necessary for realization of reform objectives. Appendices list reform objectives and outline phases and activities in a teacher-directed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Plank, David N. – Comparative Education Review, 1990
Resumption of democratic politics in Brazil has had mixed consequences for basic education. Although the "Education for All" program aims to improve access to basic education for poor children, politically powerful groups oppose reallocation of resources at their expense and ensure that educational reform remains rhetoric. Contains 85…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Torres, Carlos Alberto – Comparative Education Review, 1994
Examines educational policy formation in Sao Paulo, 1989-92, under the leadership of Paulo Freire. Explores theoretical and policy controversies surrounding the diminishing role of the state in Latin America, the impact of social movements on educational policymaking, and the limits and possibilities of democratic-socialist perspectives in…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Hinchliffe, Keith – Comparative Education Review, 1989
Compares federal financing of education in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, India, and Nigeria. Examines methods for reducing vertical and horizontal fiscal imbalances and resulting inequalities in provision of education. Predicts increasingly centralized financing and control of education. Contains 31 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Kempner, Ken; Castro, Claudio de Moura – Comparative Education Review, 1988
Compares education of lower-middle and working classes in Brazil and the United States to examine effects of the educational system in supporting the changing technological infrastructure. Concludes that both countries need to improve access and minimize stratification to make their systems of education for mid-level technology more equitable.…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Technology, Lower Class Students, Lower Middle Class
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