Instituto Fernand Braudel de Economia Mundial - Associado à FAAP

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Ed. 31: A Classroom Diary

Life at a São Paulo public school

Author: Sandra da Luz Silva | Published in 2002

Diário de aulas

During our field research on public secondary education, we met Sandra da Luz Silva, age 17, in a classroom in Capão Redondo, a neighborhood of Greater São Paulo´s vast periphery. Sandra showed such promise that we invited her to work as a research assistant at the Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics. She continued her high school classes at night, from 7 pm to 11 pm, as do most secondary students in São Paulo after working during the day. The teachers record attendance with a roll call of numbers instead of the pupils’ names.

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Related issues:

  1. Braudel Papers Institutional Problems in Public Education
  2. Books History of School in São Paulo and in Brazil
  3. Braudel Papers Managing Public Education in São Paulo - Why so little teaching and learning?
  4. Braudel Papers Backwardness in Education - Why are Brazil's public schools so weak?

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