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  • Street Children In Brazil

    Street children in Brazil have always been a hot topic catching the attention of journalists, photographers, the United Nations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Although street children come under the umbrella of poor children, the former seems to mobilize more social actors than the latter and attracts more funding. The anthropologist Tobia Hecht presents a very interesting ethnography of street children in his book At Home in the Street, Street Children of Northeast Brazil. Through a research conducted between 1992 and 1993 and in 1995 in Recife and Olanda, he tries to understand the reasons behind the big attention given to street children specifically, despite the large number of children living in favelas affected by extreme…

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  • Summary Of Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

    his most famous work, ” Pedagogy of the Oppressed” . According to the Freire institute, Paulo Freire was born in 1921 in Recife, Brazil. In 1947 Freire first began to work with adult illiterates at Northeast Brazil.It was at the University of Recife in the early 1960s that he became more passionate about an educational movement to deal with the massive illiteracy problem his country was facing. Hence he wrote the “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”. In his essay on Pedagogy of the Oppressed,…

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  • Randy Schertz: A Short Story

    lean man who was ready to take on a challenge. He was very interested in the missions work his church was doing. The Mennonite church he attended, was wanting a few young adults to sign up and do some work in Brazil. Randy wanted to serve the Lord and felt he was being called to work in Brazil. For the next 2 years, he would have an experience that would not only change him, but be the best thing that ever happened to him. Looking out the window of the plane, Randy thought about what was in…

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  • Pedroso's Pacific Film Analysis

    Marcelo Pedroso’s Pacific (2009) also plays with this tension by handing the camera over to a rather different kind of other: the passengers of a cruise ship who are on holiday, en route to Fernando de Noronha, the Atlantic archipelago off the coast of Pernambuco. Its premise is rather different from that of O prisioneiro. During a one-week cruise, Pedroso and his crew identify passengers traveling on the cruise ship “Pacific” who video record their experiences; upon returning to Recife, they…

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  • Essay On Debt Forgiveness

    Relieving third world countries of their debts and improving their social living conditions are enough to end poverty, without the creation of more jobs for third world countries in poverty, those countries will always stay in a state of poverty (Orovic and Smale). In locations such as Recife, Brazil, the unemployment percentage is incredibly high as there are families who are desperate to make money no matter how little (The End of Poverty?). For example, in Brazil, there is a man who became…

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  • Paulo Freire's Problem-Purchasing Education

    Educator and philosopher Paulo Freire developed his interest in education while pursuing an advanced education at the University of Recife in 1943. After graduating, Freire pursued a teaching career and while doing so, he became quite disturbed by the large number of illiterate students. Due to his heavy concern, he began creating studies to help understand why so many of these students were illiterate. He discovered hat there was two types of learning, the banking method and the problem-posing…

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  • Microcephaly Summary

    infection. LaMotte also goes on to expose why Zika is causing so much concern and it is because of the connection with Zika virus and microcephaly. Microcephaly is, “a neurological disorder that results in babies being born with abnormally small heads. It causes severe developmental issues and sometimes death.” LaMotte has multiple pictures attached to her article unlike Vogel’s article. Below is an example from LaMotte’s article of just one of the many photographs used. Unlike Vogel, LaMotte…

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