Harvard Educational Review
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    Children of a Brazilian Favela

    Robert Coles
    Robert Coles describes the political socialization of children in a Brazilian favela and how, in the midst of extreme deprivation, they place themselves in the social and political order of their country. He offers, in the children's own words, their acute understanding of the role of religion, the police, and the wealthy in shaping their existence, a "paradoxical combination of weary cynicism and fatuous optimism, and in between, a terrible apprehension of what, finally, must be."

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    Spring 1981 Issue

    Abstracts

    Nicaragua 1980
    The Battle of the ABCs
    Fernando Cardenal, S.J. and Valerie Miller
    The People Speak Their Word
    Learning to Read and Write in Sao Tome and Principe
    Paulo Freire
    The Literacy Campaign in Cuba
    Abel Prieto Morales
    "What Go Round Come Round"
    King In Perspective
    Geneva Smitherman
    Education as Transformation
    Becoming a Healer Among the !Kung and the Fijians
    Richard Katz
    Children of a Brazilian Favela
    Robert Coles
    The Identity Crisis of Educational Planning
    Henry M. Levin
    Educational Change and National Economic Development
    Pamela Barnhouse Walters
    Schooling, Development, and Inequality
    Old Myths and New Realities
    Gerald W. Fry
    The "New Era" in China's Educational Revolution
    C.T. Hu
    The Contradiction of Bantu Education
    Mokubung O. Nkomo
    Aboriginal Education
    The School at Strelley, Western Australia
    Kenneth B. Liberman
    Didactic Theatre in Africa
    David Kerr
    Home (poem)
    Derek Walcott
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