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Lemann Dialogue 2014 - Stanford University

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:00am

Public Education in Brazil: Where is it headed? Can technological innovation, entrepreneurs, and policy research help it improve?

Panel 1 - Education and Economic Development in Brazil

Nick Hope (Moderator, Stanford)

Werner Baer (Illinois) - Institutional Obstacles to Brazil’s Economic Development

Hank Levin (Columbia) - Educational Adaptability

Paulo Meyer (Discussant, IPEA) - Comments on panel 1 presentations

Richard Murnane (Harvard) - Educational Investments to Support Widely Shared Economic Growth: The Challenge and the Opportunity

Panel 2 - Is Education Improving, and If So, Why or Why Not? Comparing Brazil to Other Latin American Countries and to California

Martin Carnoy (Moderator & participant, Stanford) - Improving Education in Brazil: Evidence for Policies That Work

Ruben Klein (Fundação Cesgranrio) - Education in Brazil

Aguinaldo N. Maciente (IPEA) - Is education improving in Brazil?

Thomas Dee (Stanford) - Is Education Improving, and if So, Why or Why Not?

Panel 3 - Education and Inequality in Brazil: Race and Education, Social Class and Education

Rachel Lotan (Moderator, Stanford)

Ricardo Madeira (USP) - Racial Inequality in Brazilian Education:Recent trends on education quantity and quality and evidence on racial stigma

Daniel Ximenes (UC-Davis) - Bolsa Familia Program and educational challenges: inequalities and public policies

Mary Arends (Illinois) - Quotas in Brazilian Public Universities


Mauricio Holanda Maia (Education Secretary, Ceará, Brazil) - Mauricio_Apresentação US + Articular la política educativa a partir de los resultados de calidad

Introduction: David Plank (Stanford)

Panel 4 - The Key Role of Teachers and Management in Educational Improvement: What do We Know about Teachers’ Role in Student Achievement?

Eric Bettinger (Moderator, Stanford)

Susanna Loeb (Stanford) - What Do We Know about Teachers’ Role inStudent Achievement?

Linda Darling Hammond (Stanford) - What Do We Know about Teachers’ Role inStudent Achievement?

Paula Louzano (USP) - Inequality in K-12 Brazilian Education + Public Education in Brazil: Are we developing good teaching?

Maria Helena Guimaraes (Fundação SEADE) - The Key Role of Teachers and Management in Educational Improvement

Panel 5 - Democracy and Accountability

David Plank (Moderator & participant, Stanford) -

Mike Kirst (CA Government) - State Policy to Implement Common Core Standards: Almost Everything Changes

Fran Hagopian (Harvard) - Education and Democracy in Brazil: A Broken Link of Accountability?

Jerry Davila (Illinois) - Brazilian Quotas and Affirmative Action In Historical Perspective

Fernando Almeida (PUC-SP) - Democracy and Accountability

Poster Session Lemann Fellows

Tassia Cruz (Stanford) - The Teachers Labor Market in Brazil

Nina Cunha (Stanford) - Parents: substitutes or complements to the school environment?

Izabel Fonseca (Stanford) - Achievement Gaps by Race and Parental Education in Brazilian Schools: 1995-2011

Luana Marotta (Stanford) - Social background inequalities in school dropout

Fernando Carnaúba (USP) - May Affirmative Action Increase Academic Achievement in Brazil?


Cristovam Buarque (Brazil Senate) - Public Education in BrazilWhere is it headed and can technological innovation, entrepreneurship and policy research help it improve?

Introduction: Martin Carnoy

Panel 6 - Innovating for Improving Science Teaching

Paulo Blikstein (Moderator & participant, Stanford)

Bryan Brown (Stanford) - Language, Identity, & Academic Language Learning

Roseli Lopes (USP) - Innovating for Improving Science Teaching

Chris Dede (Harvard) - Augmented Realities:Richly Contextualized Learning throughout Life

Panel 7 - Technology and innovative interventions in K-12 education: beyond the hype, what actually works?

Eric Bettinger (Moderator & participant, Stanford) - Lessons on Technology in the Classroom

Jeremy Roschelle (SRI) - Research, Evidence and Digital Learning

Jose Valente (Unicamp) - Innovation in K-12 Education: what really worked

Fernanda Rosa (Columbia) - Challenges for implementing effective mobile education programs in Brazil

Panel 8 - Education and Entrepreneurship: do they make a marriage?

Denis Mizne (Moderator & participant, Lemann Foundation)

Tony Wan (EdSurge) - You say you want a revolution

Guilherme Cintra (GERA) - Be Pedagogical About Your Changes

Claudio Sassaki (Geekie) - Education and Entrepreneurship: Do they make a marriage?

Lunch Talk

Ted Mitchell (US Dept. of Education)

Introduction: David Plank (Stanford)

Panel 9 - Improving teacher training through technology and Best Practices

Rachel Lotan (Moderator & participant, Stanford) - STEP and iSTEP

Ulysses Araujo (USP) - Improving k-12 teacher’s practice in Brazil with project-based learning and virtual tools

Jo Boaler (Stanford) - Erasing Mathematics Failure Through the Learning Revolution

Panel 10 - Summing Up

Paulo Blikstein (Moderator)

Mike Kirst (CA Government)

Cristovam Buarque (Brazilian Senate)

Maria Helena Guimaraes (Fundação SEADE)

Sergei Soares (IPEA)

Mauricio Holando Maia (Education Secretary, Ceará, Brazil)

Ted Mitchell (US Dept. of Education)