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Event Secondary and Higher Education in Brazil
When Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 12:20pm to 2:00pm
Where Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center ICC 302P
Event details
Details The Global Human Development Program
Center for Latin American Studies
Secondary and Higher Education in Brazil:
The Challenges of Access vs. Quality and Relevance for the 21st Century

Simon Schwartzman, President, Institute of Labour and Society

Dr. Simon Schwartzman, one of Brazil’s leading social researchers and a respected commentator and policy advisor on education policy, will explore the emerging issues in secondary and higher education in Brazil. In particular, this presentation will address the dilemmas of general vs. differentiated education at high school and access vs. quality in higher education in Brazil.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
12:20 – 2:00 pm
ICC 302P

Simon Schwartzman is the President of the Institute of Labour and Society (Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade in Rio de Janeiro - He studied sociology, political science and public administration at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1958-1961), attended UNESCO's Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Santiago de Chile (1962-3), and obtained his Ph. D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973. He was a professor of political science at the Universsity Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ) and the University of São Paulo (USP), and president of Brazil’s national statistical office, IBGE, 1994-1998. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit. His recent books include Brasil: A Nova Agenda Social (with Edmar Bacha), Rio de Janeiro, LTC Publications, 2011; The leading Latin American universities and their contribution to sustainable development (Sense Publishers., 2008) ; and The Challenges of Education in Brazil (with Colin Brock), Oxford Studies in Comparative Education, 2004.
Access » This event is limited to Georgetown University students, faculty and staff.
Contact Center for Latin American Studies (202) 687-0140
Sponsors The Global Human Development Program and Center for Latin American Studies
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