Check out the Special Issues developed from studies published by Fundação Victor Civita between 2007 and 2015 here. The publications are listed below with their original Portuguese title and in chronological order:
Quem é e o que pensa o diretor escolar (Who is the Principal and How do They Think)
Two research studies conducted by the Study and Research Center of Fundação Victor Civita helped outline the role of the school principal and evaluate effective management practices. In addition, the research studies point to important considerations that can help improve the quality of our Education and correct problems with public policies. We invite you to get to know this profession and ten suggestions on how to improve their performance in public networks.
Computador na Escola – modo de usar (Computers in Schools – Use)
The survey of 400 schools reveals ways to improve students’ learning through the use of new technology. Including technology in the education plan is the only way to ensure that machines effectively become tools for learning curriculum content. A large window to the world: become familiar with actions that can make a difference, keys to success and major challenges of those who teach.
Por que tão poucos querem ser professor (Why so Few Want to be Teachers)
A survey of 1,500 high school students reveals that a teaching career does not appeal to almost anyone. Some of the reasons are low wages, social devaluation and poor working conditions. But there is a solution: experts set out proposals to fix the problem, regain the profession’s social value and attract the best.
Escolas Rurais (Rural Schools)
Researchers visited rural schools in 50 municipalities throughout all regions of Brazil and reveal the reality of Education outside urban centers. The research also points out the difficulty that teachers have in working with children of different ages and levels of learning within the same class, the uncertainty of resource materials, and the unfortunate reality of students who are encouraged to study and read, while child labor is still a sad reality for 30% of children. This needs to change and the field needs to be appreciated.
Como escolher um bom gestor escolar (How to Choose a Good School Manager)
This research shows how Brazilian principals are selected, revealing a lack of standards to guide this process. Learn the main aspects that can be taken into account when selecting and directing principals, as well as good ideas and some suggestions to make meetings with principals more productive and effective. Want to know more? Access the full content.
Os caminhos da Coordenação Pedagógica (Pedagogical Coordination Paths)
Two exclusive research studies outline the Pedagogical Coordinator profession and how they can contribute to improve teaching. Furthermore, researchers have identified successful proposals based on the concept that teachers learn in real-life situations and in collaboration with other professionals. Clarity increases effectiveness and reflection makes a difference.
Experiência de NY – Alunos em primeiro lugar (Experience from NY – Students First)
How New York revamped its public school system. Public authority initiatives that significantly boosted the quality of education and how coaches act to guide teaching practices by bringing improvements in teaching and strengthening the link between school and family. Learn more about the reform that reinvigorated this U.S. city’s teaching, bringing positive results and effective experiences that can serve as inspiration for Brazil’s public education system.
BID_Ensino Médio no Brasil (BID_High School in Brazil)
Teaching must be transformative. Research conducted in 35 High Schools shows the management practices and public policies that are achieving success in Acre, Ceará, Paraná and São Paulo, i.e., a commitment to learning, effective practices, teamwork and schools that prioritize skills and abilities. To ensure a good rating and full compliance with the Basic Educational Development Index (Ideb), a focus on learning and having confidence in the success of students is necessary.
Avaliação Externa (External Evaluation)
There is no doubt that evaluations were a breakthrough in Brazilian Education. However, the country still lacks an overall plan to optimize the use of this tool and, at the same time, dig deeper into the results and complement them with the integration of diverse resources.
If there is no ongoing in-service training on dealing with day-to-day difficulties for principals, pedagogical coordinators and teachers – as well as timely technical guidance on survey results – the mere disclosure of the figures does not cause teachers to reconsider their teaching method and impact the classroom.
Os desafios dos anos finais do Ensino Fundamental (Challenges of the Final Years of Elementary School)
Education is the way to transform Brazil. Get to know the difficulties faced by teachers and students and six ways to improve the rarely-explored elementary school phase. Furthermore, the research sheds light on the characteristics of the final years of elementary school, in which there are several changes in the school routine and in students’ lives.
Por dentro da Pedagogia à Distância (Inside Distance Learning for Teachers)
This study shows that Brazil’s fastest growing distance learning course has the same problems as classroom teaching. Experts suggest seven ways to improve this type of course. Get to know the actions most instrumental to institutionalizing DL Teaching courses and boosting the quality of training.
Os desafios da Educação Infantil (Challenges of Early Childhood Education)
This research highlights management problems in kindergartens and nursery schools and how municipal school systems and institutions can improve care. It outlines the role of teachers and principals in Early Childhood Education and provides expert recommendations. Early Childhood Education has developed and become more professional. Permanent policies are now needed to ensure quality care.
Caminhos para inovar (Paths to Innovation)
Learning in the 21ˢᵗ century, and how technology encourages new ways of thinking about Education. This research sets out guidelines for the evaluation of schemes that use technology to transform teaching and learning. Groundbreaking experiences show how teachers and managers can be agents of this transformation, plus 25 questions to help you reflect on your projects and become an agent of transformation in technological Education processes.
O que pensam os Jovens de Baixa Renda sobre a Escola (What Low Income Youths Think about School)
Research shows that low-income youths do not see any point in much of the content taught in class and complain that teachers do not use technology during class. There are signs that High School education needs to be revised. Get to know the experts’ reasoning behind the dissatisfactions and problems pointed out by youths in the FVC survey.
Boas práticas docentes no ensino da matemática (Good Teaching Practices in Teaching Mathematics)
What makes a good Math teacher? This research reveals the practices that contribute to increasing the effectiveness of Math teachers. The class should foster the participation and advancement of all, and a basic condition for teaching is that the teaching subject is thoroughly understood.
Pesquisas e Políticas (Research and Policies)
Learn how to teach the skills of the future. An analysis sought connections between 15 studies commissioned by Fundação Victor Civita and another ten national and international publications. Experts analyze the commonalities revealed by the study and show ways to improve teaching.
Como diminuir a desigualdade social (How to Decrease Social Inequality)
How to reduce inequality in schools and improve the performance of all students. The study highlights ways to reduce the disparity of results in schools. Get to know measures that guarantee learning opportunities for all. It is essential that this situation be changed for the country to truly achieve quality Education.
Mapa dos Currículos (Curriculum Map)
An inside look at state curricula. Two studies analyze the documents of Brazilian states for the last years of Elementary and High School. Learn the issues that need to be resolved and how to coordinate the content. Creating a good curriculum is not enough – it needs to come alive.