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.
This is a welcome volume in English about Brazilian society and education. . . . [that] looks at twentieth century Brazil in terms of past and present social forces which have and are shaping education. . . . Its breadth offers a comprehensive look at Brazil [at mid-century].
The study is rich in substantive findings and is a valuable contribution not only to the sociology of education but also to the field of social change in 'developing' countries.
To those interested in the problems of educational sociology this book will be a welcome case study of a semi-developed society. To those familiar with the sociology of development, or the slowly growing number who apply themselves especially to Latin America, it provides a new focus on a crucially important area.