Brazilian Education – Week 6 – Class Notes


Lecture by Prof. Martin Carnoy on “The ‘Quality of Quantity’: Achievement Gains from Adding a Year to Brazilian Primary Schooling.

Interesting how simply increasing quantity you improved learning outcomes… after class I heard that there actually were some changes in the teaching structures when the 9 year plan was implemented.

Surprising to hear that increasing quantity of schooling was cheaper than increasing quality… costs more to train teachers than keeping them more time in school!!?? Can’t seem to be possible – maybe tech is the way to revert it somehow.