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Comparative research on the politics of education reform

Grant number: 17/24182-1
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: October 31, 2018 - February 20, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:Fernando Luiz Abrucio
Grantee:Fernando Luiz Abrucio
Visiting researcher: Ben Schneider
Visiting researcher institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
Host Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas (EAESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The goal of our research project is to develop new empirical and theoretical analysis of the politics of education reform in Brazil and Latin America in order to better understand strategies of reform and the participation of stakeholders like parents, teacher unions, business, and other organizations in civil society. The main activities would be co-authoring a paper and organizing an international workshop. Both would draw on the respective strengths of Schneider's research on other countries of Latin America and Abrucio's comparison across states and municipalities in Brazil. (AU)

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