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Straubhaar, Rolf – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Though the existing literature on the "favelas" (or shantytowns) of Brazil thoroughly documents the chaotic and violent nature of life within them, few connections have been made between the literature on "favelas", fragility and small states, particularly with regard to the fragile state of educational institutions in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Classification, Slums
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Schneider, Alessandra; Ramires, Vera Regina; Paiva, Maria da Graca Gomes; Almeida, Leila – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
This paper presents the pioneering experience of the Programa Primeira Infancia Melhor (the Better Early Childhood Development Program), also known as "PIM" that has been developed since 2003 in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. PIM's goal is to "provide guidance to families, based on their own culture and experiences, to…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental Programs
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Paiva, Maria da Graca Gomes; Schneider, Alessandra; Machado, Maria Lucia Salle; Perinazzo, Pollyana Vilela Duarte – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
Improving the quality of Early Childhood Education has been a priority in Brazil, but it is still a challenging issue to be faced. The fact that an indefinite number of institutions exist on the borders of the educational system, the lack of systematic supervision, and incomplete official statistics are only a few of the challenges. The Millennium…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Responsibility, Private Sector