Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Comunidades de aprendizaje y superación de la pobreza en Brasil

Tatiana Santos Pitanga


Purpose: Brazil has implemented social programs to meet the Millennium Development
Goals of reducing poverty and inequality. Despite the good results still there are ghettos
and educational and social inequalities. Moreover Learning Communities are responding
to these needs by promoting education based on successful actions scientifically proven
of which promote educational change and social inclusion. The aim of this article is to
highlight the characteristics of Learning Communities that allow overcoming poverty,
and in this perspective, explain the implementation of the Learning Communities in
Brazil and how, in this way, it is creating the conditions for effective overcoming give
poverty and inequality in this country.
Design/methodology: This article is based on documentary analysis of reports of the
INCLUD-ED - the project on school education more scientific resources has been funded
by the European Union, United Nations / ECLAC, Brazilian public agencies and websites
of official institutions that promote Learning Communities in Brazil. Brazilian Institute of
Geography and Statistics are also collected.
Findings: It highlights successful actions that contribute to overcoming poverty and
social exclusion. Such actions are based on dialogic learning, democratic management
and the formation of heterogeneous groups. It is observed that in Brazil are carrying
out such actions and the ongoing expansion of the project in the country is creating the
conditions for effective poverty reduction.
Originality/value: This article reveals specific elements of overcoming poverty
through education.

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