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"The children think that if their parents manage to live like this, they can too.": Children´s learning difficulties in Banco da Vitória/Ilhéus, Brazil.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many scholars have argued that the education system in Brazil tends to strengthen the pattern that reproduces inequalities, where families with higher income are likely to be the ones holding the majority in education. The focus lies in ten interviewees, thereof five parents/caregivers and five professionals that works/worked with the children who were interviewed in Banco da Vitória /Ilhéus, south of Bahia, Brazil 2012. This qualitative study intends to analyse the underlying social causes from a sociological perspective in how the informants reflect upon the child´s/children learning difficulties at the elementary school, Casa da Criança /Escola Daniel Rebouças in the shantytown Banco da Vitória. It will try to answer questions such as; which are the main social causes that affect a child´s learning difficulties in Escola Daniel Rebouças, according to the informants/interviewees? How has the informant´s situation affected their own perception in the child´s/children’s learning difficulties? This paper studies marginalised people who lives in a marginalized district, Banco da Vitória. It will highlight home environment and education to show a continuing pattern that causes the child´s/children´s learning difficulties. This study will demonstrate the necessary cooperation between the school, government, teachers, and parents/caregiver in order to improve the children´s education and well-being.

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2012. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Brazil, Banco da Vitória, Escola Daniel Rebouças, shantytown, education, sociological perspective, children´s learning difficulties, social causes, marginalised
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93327OAI: diva2:646249
Available from: 2014-01-31 Created: 2013-09-07 Last updated: 2014-01-31Bibliographically approved

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