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Author Heyck, Denis Lynn Daly.

Title Schools in the forest : how grassroots education brought political empowerment to the Brazilian Amazon / Denis Lynn Daly Heyck
Published Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 179 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents pt. 1. History -- pt. 2. Voices -- pt. 3. Conclusion
Summary Beginning in the 1960s, the Brazilian government aggressively developed the Amazon, opening the rainforests up to ranchers and loggers who began clear-cutting at a rapid pace. The indigenous subsistence farmers already living in these areas either fled to the city or found themselves beholden to rich speculators bent on destroying the very foundation of their livelihoods. From these circumstances arose Projeto Seringueiro (Project Rubber Tapper), a radical educational experiment based on the ideas of Paulo Freire that was initially designed to simply bring literacy to the rubber tappers, but g
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Projeto Seringueiro.
Fundamental education -- Amazon River Region.
Fundamental education -- Brazil.
Rubber tappers -- Education -- Amazon River Region.
Rubber tappers -- Education -- Brazil.
Rubber tappers -- Political activity -- Amazon River Region.
Rubber tappers -- Political activity -- Brazil.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010011070
ISBN 1565493966 (electronic bk.)
9781565493964 (electronic bk.)