International Seminar on Comparative Education and New Approaches in Teacher Training


The seminar aims to discuss the main achievements and challenges of teacher training, through the analysis of international experiences in education as well as discuss the Comparative Education in the context of the needs for improvement of basic education teachers.
The event will be attended by major national and international experts who will discuss topics such as teacher training in the United States and the European Union, the importance and limits of comparative education in teacher training. It will work with dynamic roundtables, coordinated in order to dialogue, understanding and socializing experiences and reflections on the conceptual advances of the comparative education and the difficulties and challenges of "borrowing ideas".
The Seminar converges to a crucial moment in the history of education in Brazil in terms of investment in the initial and continuing education of millions of basic education teachers, who can be benefited with international studies compared, in order to subsidize the renewal process which is already widely institutionalized by Capes in post graduate programs in the country and abroad.
The effort to gather expertise, and call to the relevance in this matter culminates with the launching of the book "International handbook of Comparative Education" organized by Prof. Robert Cowen from the University of London and Prof. Andreas Kazamias from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a work that critically analyzes the challenges of this field of study and its prospects for the future.


Type of Event Category 6-Expert Committee
Start 19.03.2013 07:30 local time
End 19.03.2013 17:00 local time
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Focal point Otero Gomes, Maria Rebeca
Organizer Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Contact Denise de Menezes Neddermeyer
Country Brazil
City Brasília, DF
Venue Auditório da CAPES
Street Setor Bancário Norte, Quadra 2, Bloco L, Lote 06
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Major Programme
Language of Event English, Portuguese
Estimated number of participants 300
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Office in Brasilia
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