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Ceará Goes To School


The state of Ceará in northeastern Brazil is undergoing one of the most ambitious reforms of public education in Latin America. In this article, Normal Gall describes his experience visiting classrooms and interviewing teachers in the region, and discusses the value of literacy in a developing country with immense political and fiscal uncertainties.

“A belief in human development and in the value of striving led me to visit classrooms and interview students, teachers and managers at all levels of the public education system, impressed by the emergence of so many talented people responding to opportunities and clearly defined goals.”

- Norman Gall

All Authors: 
Gall, N.