|Human Capital or Human Connections? The Cultural Meanings of Education in Brazil|
Uploaded by: Lesley Bartlett
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, International & Transcultural Studies, Lesley Bartlett Collection, Teachers College Faculty
Description/Abstract: Arguing against human capital theory and other ‘autonomous’ models of literacy, which suggest that literacy instruction results in automatic “effects” on individual and national economic development, this article reveals how the outcomes of literacy schooling are mediated by complex social interactions and by the meanings students attach to schooling.