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SEMINAR: Higher Education and Inequality in Brazil

SpeakerCarlos R. Azzoni, Distinguished Visiting Professor Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, University of Illinois
Date Dec 3, 2012
Time 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
Location 242 Education Building
Sponsor Higher Education Collaborative Seminar Series, Global Studies in Education Seminar Series, Higher Education Student Association; supported by the Timpone Family Fund
Contact Jennifer A. Delaney
Event type Other
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The main features of the educational system in Brazil will be presented, with emphasis on higher education. General statistics and a discussion of the role of public and private institutions will be offered. The presenter will show how the educational system in Brazil turns out to be an engine of inequality. Recent changes will be described, such as a massive expansion of the public higher education system, and the introduction of quotas and affirmative action policies in the public institutions.




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