- Policy discourses and multi-scalar interactions in curriculum development: Institutionalizing and translating ethnicity/race issues in Brazilian education
R. Emerson Nascimento dos Santos
- Award date
- 6 December 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
As a "middle power," Brazil plays an important role in the contemporary world. At the same time huge challenges concerning citizenship, democracy, and participation still exist in the country. This study engages with one of the struggles: the struggle for an ethnically and racially just Brazil. Taking Brazilian Education Law 10.639 as object of study, this book explores the question of what policy discourses and multi-scalar interactions influence the process of curriculum development with regard to ethnicity/race and education in Brazil. The findings show that the increased inter-scalar and multi-scalar dynamics in the globalized world present new opportunities for Brazilian civil society actors for getting attention for ethnic/racial inequality. However, even considering the fact that Brazil is far ahead compared to many other countries, huge political and pedagogical challenges still exist regarding the process of curriculum development around ethnicity/race in the country.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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