Synopses & Reviews
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.
“It is a pleasure to find a work that places the consideration of schools, students and teachers squarely within the context of the total historical and social setting.”
—International Review of Education
“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].”
—Comparative Education Review
“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.”
—American Journal of Sociology
About the Author
Robert J. Havighurst was professor of education and human development at the University of Chicago.