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Perspectives and challenges for higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean: Interview with Roberto Leher, Rector of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with comments made by Mário Luiz Neves de Azevedo, from the State University of Maringá
Fernanda Geremias Leal, Roberto Leher, Mário Luiz Luiz Neves De Azevedo
An interview with Professor Roberto Leher, Rector of the largest federal public university in Brazil, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), on the situation of higher education in the country and in Latin America and the Caribbean. The interview addresses the preparation of Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM), created in 1990 and composed by 35 public universities...

The genesis of ProEMI from the cognitive perspective of public policies
Eliza Bartolozzi Ferreira
This article aims to analyze the process that gave rise to the Innovative Higher Education Program (ProEMI) as a way of understanding the actions taken by public and private actors in the construction of a new project for secondary education in Brazil. The analysis seeks to understand the cognitive and normative framework that gave rise to and legitimized this educational policy, considering...

The constitution of the academic field of education policy in Brazil: Historical aspects
Silvana Stremel, Jefferson Mainardes
This paper analyzes the constitution of the academic field of education policy in Brazil. The theoretical foundation is based on the contributions of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory on the notion of field. From the results of the analysis of the sources of the research, we present the historical aspects of the constitution of the academic field of education policy in Brazil divided into three moments,...

The validity of a performance based assessment for aspiring school leaders
Jack Ellyson Leonard
This paper introduces the new Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) and uses critical policy analysis to re-examine the validity evidence (using the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and a theory of multicultural validity) for the use and interpretation of the PAL in regards to emerging school leadership. Data sources include two years of PAL test...

Production of written texts in literacy: A study in two public schools located in socially vulnerable territories
Gleice Lima da Fonseca, Claudia Lemos Vóvio
This article analyses the teaching of text writing during literacy years in two schools located in socially vulnerable territories of the municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite the predominantly qualitative nature of the study, mixed methods were adopted so that different sources could converge and diversified analytical procedures could be gathered. The analysis of the documental source...

What is diverse enough? How “intentionally diverse” charter schools recruit and retain students
Huriya Jabbar, Terri S. Wilson
School choice has the potential to be a tool for desegregation, but research suggests that choice more often exacerbates segregation than remedies it. In the past several years, hundreds of ‘intentionally diverse’ charter schools have opened across the country, potentially countering the link between charter schools and segregation. Yet, these schools raise important questions about choice,...

The policies for expanding educational opportunities in Brazil and the school trajectories in the education of young people and adults in high school in Rio de Janeiro
Elionaldo Fernandes Julião, Mônica Dias Peregrino Ferreira
School expansion policies in Brazil, designed from the 1990s, increased the population's access to fundamental education, reaching 98.2% of the resident population in the age group from 6 to 14 years old in 2010. However, according to data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in 2012, illiteracy still reaches 8.6% of the population aged 15 or older; 8.1% of young...

Policies of educational inclusion in Chile: Three critical nodes
Verónica López, Pablo Gonzalez, Dominique Manghi, Paula Ascorra, Juan Carlos Oyanedel, Silva Redón, Francisco Leal, Mauricio Salgado
Having achieved the coverage challenges following compulsory policies and a financing system via demand subsidy conditioned to enrollment and attendance, but faced with the scenario of school segregation, Chile has set itself the goal of advancing towards the right to an inclusive education and of quality. In this article we identify and analyze three critical nodes that affect the...

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