terça-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2010

Brazil is no longer the bottom of the class, says The Economist

According to a study published this month by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) mentioned at the British magazine, The Economist, the Brazilian public schools are showing some advances to do with the level of student education.

In 2000, the OECD stated that more than half of the Brazilian children did not finish the Primary School years, three in four adults were functionally illiterate and one in ten adults were totally illiterate. Brazil was bottom of the list. The study involved 65 countries.

A decade later, Brazil conquered the 53rd place, which represents solid gains in education terms, particularly speaking about the three subjects tested: Reading, Mathematics and Science. (See Graphic)

Thanks to its great performance, Brazil has been chosen to be the case-study for encouraging lessons for other large federal systems.

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  Posted by Cibele Riccomini – International Correspondent - England

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