Society and Education in Brazil

It is a pleasure to find a work that places the consideration of schools, students and teachers squarely within the context of the total historical and social setting.
International Review of Education

A groundbreaking English-language study of the transformation in education in mid-twentieth century Brazil, and the social and economic forces that shaped it. It also looks at how, in turn, education is shaping the rapid transformation of Brazilian society.

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Robert J. Havighurst

Robert J. Havighurst was professor of education and human development at the University of Chicago.

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Robert J. Havighurst
J. Roberto Moreira

Roberto Moreira was director of the National Department of Education of Brazil’s Ministry of Education.

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J. Roberto Moreira