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Title: Social inequality and human development: intertwined cycles of perversion in education in contemporary Brazil
Other Titles: Encounters
Authors: Almeida Filho, Naomar Monteiro de
Keywords: Education;Inequality;Social Exclusion;Social Reproduction;Brazil
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Queen's University
Abstract: In this paper, a conceptual framework of the sources and origins of inequalities in education is presented, focusing on the Brazilian contemporary context as a case study of a paradox: reduced economic inequality in parallel to increasing inequities in education. To understand this apparent contradiction, first the Brazilian taxation structure is outlined as an intricate, regressive, and unfair system organized for collecting economic revenues for funding the State. Secondly, the social and political inequities that affect and thus define the educational structure of Brazil are discussed to reveal the perverse effects that turn education into a major asset for the general reproduction of society. Finally, such paradoxes and contradictions in the field of education are analyzed as strategies for maintenance and reproduction of a social order based on social inequalities and inequities.
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/19042
ISSN: 1925-8992
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