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Liberation through education in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro?

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CONTEXT
An estimated 20% of Rio de Janeiro residents live in favelas, and their youth generally receive abysmal education in Brazil’s public schools (Rocha, 2009; Reiter, 2009). In recent decades, increasingly non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working to alleviate the marginalized status of Rio’s favela youth through non-formal education (NFE) programs (Ireland, 2007). Several programs, of possibly hundreds, have grown to earn international and national acclaim for their work with these disenfranchised youth.

RESEARCH GOAL
The goal of this research is to review what current literature exists in the field of NGOs administering NFE with the favela youth of Rio de Janeiro.

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
Human capabilities theory and the work of Paulo Freire will be used to construct a theoretical framework. Human capabilities provides an alternative framework for evaluating the achievements of a population (Sen, 1999). Freire (2009), holds that education should be geared toward making a positive difference in the student’s life, therefore enhancing community and building social capital.

METHODS
Sources used are on-line journal articles and reports published in the past two decades. A literature review of NGOs in Brazil, and NFE will be developed in order to position the above-stated research goal.

FINDINGS
It is believed that there is little scholarly material published on the role of NGO-run NFE programs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. This has been identified as a necessary field given the large quantity of such programs currently in existence, and it is hoped that future availability of research will emerge.
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Hafemeister, Bryn. "Liberation through education in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr 30, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493373_index.html>

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Hafemeister, B. , 2011-04-30 "Liberation through education in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493373_index.html

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Abstract: CONTEXT
An estimated 20% of Rio de Janeiro residents live in favelas, and their youth generally receive abysmal education in Brazil’s public schools (Rocha, 2009; Reiter, 2009). In recent decades, increasingly non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working to alleviate the marginalized status of Rio’s favela youth through non-formal education (NFE) programs (Ireland, 2007). Several programs, of possibly hundreds, have grown to earn international and national acclaim for their work with these disenfranchised youth.

RESEARCH GOAL
The goal of this research is to review what current literature exists in the field of NGOs administering NFE with the favela youth of Rio de Janeiro.

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
Human capabilities theory and the work of Paulo Freire will be used to construct a theoretical framework. Human capabilities provides an alternative framework for evaluating the achievements of a population (Sen, 1999). Freire (2009), holds that education should be geared toward making a positive difference in the student’s life, therefore enhancing community and building social capital.

METHODS
Sources used are on-line journal articles and reports published in the past two decades. A literature review of NGOs in Brazil, and NFE will be developed in order to position the above-stated research goal.

FINDINGS
It is believed that there is little scholarly material published on the role of NGO-run NFE programs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. This has been identified as a necessary field given the large quantity of such programs currently in existence, and it is hoped that future availability of research will emerge.


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