Teachers and Teaching

Teachers play a fundamental role in education and are therefore of critical importance to society. In 2016, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies began promoting collaborative projects on topics related to teachers and teaching in Brazil.

Case Studies for Teacher Education:
Together with Instituto PenínsulaFundação Santillana and educators from across Brazil, Professor Katherine Merseth produced Desafios reais do cotidiano escolar brasileiro: 22 dilemas vividos por diretores, coordenadores e professores em escolas de todo o Brazil, which can be accessed be clicking on the book's cover below:

Desafios reais do cotidiano escolar brasileiro

Learn more about the context in which the book was developed in this piece by Porvir.

An English version of the case book will be made available soon.

Events:
Como transformar a carreira do professor no Brasil? (featuring Professor Katherine Merseth)

Reports:
Conectando os pontos para construir o ensino e aprendizado do futuro (by Professor Fernado Reimers and colleagues)
English version (Connecting the Dots to Build the Future of Teaching and Learning)

Interviews with Professor Katherine Merseth:
Entrevista com Antônio Gois - O Globo
Entrevista com Nova Escola
Estadão Blog Ana Maria Diniz
Entrevista Folha de São Paulo
Entrevista Veja
Canal Futura: Olho na Escola

Case Writing group
May 2017: Participants of Case Studies for Teacher Education workshop, hosted by Instituto Singularidades

This project was inspired by a collaboration between Professor Katherine Merseth and the DRCLAS Regional Office, which resulted in the publication Confronting Challenges: Case Studies in Education (available in English and in Spanish).