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dc.contributor.authorStraubhaar, Rolf
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-16T15:36:07Z
dc.date.available2019-07-16T15:36:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationStraubhaar, R. (2012). A Broader Definition of Fragile States: The Communities and Schools of Brazil's "Favelas", Current Issues in Comparative Education, 15(1), pp. 41-51.
dc.identifier.issn1523-1615
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8311
dc.description.abstractThough the existing literature on the favelas (or shantytowns) of Brazil thoroughly documents the chaotic and violent nature of life within them, few connections have been made between the literature on favelas, fragility and small states, particularly with regard to the fragile state of educational institutions in favelas. This article summarizes the primary findings of prominent favela studies across the social sciences alongside the literature on fragility, drawing out a summative definition of fragility that easily applies to the context of education in Brazilian favelas. Primarily, this article argues that not only do the slums of Brazil qualify for classification as fragile small states, but such a classification by prominent multilaterals would open these areas to donor funding for educational programming that could greatly mitigate their fragility and advance educational equity, as occurs in other postconflict and fragile settings around the world.en_US
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dc.format.extent11 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTeachers College, Columbia Universityen_US
dc.sourceCurrent Issues in Comparative Education, 2012, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 41-51.
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.subjectFavelasen_US
dc.subjectFragility
dc.subjectEducational institutions
dc.subjectEquity
dc.subjectPostconflict
dc.titleA Broader Definition of Fragile States:The Communities and Schools of Brazil’s "Favelas"en_US
txstate.documenttypeArticleen_US
txstate.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


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