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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Social segregation and academic achievement in state-run elementary schools in the municipality of Campinas, Brazil
Author: da Cunha, JMP
Jimenez, MA
Perez, JRR
de Andrade, CY
Abstract: Space not only reflects social inequality, it also reinforces the advantages or disadvantages associated with social class. However, the study of how neighbourhoods affect their residents has only recently entered the debate on urban poverty in Latin America. We use 2000 data from the Brazilian population census, school census, and the state of Sao Paulo's educational evaluation system to analyze the relationship between school infrastructure, school academic achievement, and the neighbourhoods in which these schools are located. Our analyses indicate that state-run elementary schools located in areas of concentrated poverty have lower academic achievement in mathematics tests and Portuguese than mixed and affluent areas of the city, even though these schools are all administered by the same government body. We end with a discussion of the relationship between Brazilian education policy and its influence on spatial differences in Sao Paulo State. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Subject: Social segregation
Residential segregation
Academic achievement
Campinas city-Brazil
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2009.06.003
Date Issue: 2009
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