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59 | 12/2009 | Edition 59 | focus: government - Brazil and Switzerland
58 | 10/2009 | Edition 58 | focus: education
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55 | 12/2008 | Edition 55 | focus: food
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53 | 08/2008 | Edition 53 | focus: energy
52 | 05/2008 | Edition 52 | focus: water
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50 | 10/2007 | Edition 50 | focus: tourism
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48 | 04/2007 | Edition 48 | focus: design
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45 | 07/2006 | Edition 45 | focus: Women´s Edition
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41 | 06/2005 | Edition 41 | focus: Tourism in Brazil
40 | 03/2005 | Edition 40 | focus: Financing Instruments
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37 | 06/2004 | Edition 37 | focus: Sustainability
36 | 05/2004 | Edition 36 | focus: Large Swiss companies in Brasil
35 | 09/2003 | Edition 35 | focus: Sao Paulo
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33 | 02/2003 | Edition 33 | focus: Switzerland Tourism
32 | 01/2003 | Edition 32 | focus: bilateral trade
31 | 01/2003 | Edition 31 | focus: tourism
focusThe new wealth? When Brazil was founded, its wealth came from the land, appropriate for sugar cane, and later, gold, coffee and cotton. All that was required was land and slaves, and wealth would materialize. The African left the slave ship, received a hoe - which they knew nothing about - and, with the strength of their arms, began to produce wealth. In the 17th century, Olinda became one of the cities with the highest incomes in the world. Later, industrialization required the qualification of the ‘free' worker. A man from the Northeast of Brazil arrived in São Paulo only knowing how to read, and soon learned the profession of bricklayer or metalworker. All he needed was to have skilled hands with which to create wealth.
The right to education for life In December 2009, Brazil will host in Belém (PA) the VI Conferência Internacional de Educação de Adultos (CONFINTEA - International Conference on Adult Education). This important event organized by UNESCO is an indispensible opportunity to reflect on the current conditions of access that Brazilian young people and adults have to quality public education.
The motives of the "sem escola" Even if we win all of the battles of adopting the best educational practices, we will lose the battle if they do not count on the support and action of students and their parents. These are the players who, at the end of the day, will ensure the success of the public policy.
Education in the 21st century: the role of the educator - a reflection The idea of this article came from my experience with multicultural and multilevel classes in Zurich and the consequent concern about the education and upbringing of our young people and the rescue of basic values in this materialistic and globalized world.
Jacqueline De Brida
Intellectual abandonment in public education Everyday, Brazilian society commits the crime of intellectual abandonment, in accordance with the penal code, inside our schools. Today, although 97% of young Brazilians go to school, we have managed, in the PISA exam of 2006 promoted by the OECD , to classify Brazil among the seven worst placed in a list of 57 countries. In other words, more than half of Brazilian 15-year olds would not pass the level of proficiency 1 of PISA on a scale from (0 to 6) and, therefore, do not have the minimum abilities to participate actively and productively in modern society. This fact in itself explains a good part of the social inequality in Brazil, despite guaranteeing that the major national problems remain insoluble until this is, at least, partially resolved.
School quality and development - "times have changed" The demand for the highest quality of services offered by the schools will increase even more in the next few years, especially in the area of economics. As the world already knows, in the increasing international battle for competitiveness, the economy can only exist with well-qualified professionals. It is necessary for the school to react to this situation focusing on the public by creating a quality management, in other words, with an administration that will guarantee that staff and administration are continuously engaged in providing the highest quality of services.
The importance of professional updating Professional refresher or extension courses in the past were an optional discipline. A few decades ago anyone who had graduated from college, regarded their studies phase as having been concluded and from then on, would enter the work and experience phase. There were also those who skipped part of the study phase and immersed themselves directly into the professional world without any specialized education.
Armando Dal Colletto
A route that shortens educational and economic distances The motivation behind the creation of the Instituto ProA came from the enormous desire of its Advisers to contribute towards the Country, which still navigates with enormous social disparities, creating real opportunities for development and jobs for young people.
success storyIFPA - Reaching professional success
legalHotel operation administrative services as an alternative for the implementation and expansion of the business in Brazil Of the five senses, hearing Due to the high costs involved in the implementation and operation of hotels, the hotel industry relies on another alternative in the development of these activities in Brazil.
culture"Swiss in Brazil" Exhibition now in Sao Paulo
guestThe school in the country and quality of education The development of education in countries in Latin America can be described by the indicator developed by the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM). It is a composite indicator that combines the literacy among adults rate, the level of equality between genders in the issue of education and the average years of schooling.
Swiss economySwitzerland's economy: Doubtful perspectives after bottoming out Switzerland's severe downturn has slowed down in the 2nd quarter of 2009. Presently, the economic forecasts are being revised upwards. So, the group of experts of the Federal Government expects a gross domestic product slide in 2009 of -1.7% instead of -2.7%. But even if recession is bottoming out, nobody expects a fast recovery. For the next year, gross domestic product growth of +0.4% is expected, according to SECO (local acronym for State Secretariat for Economic Affairs).
Conscious consumption now!
Hospitalar 2009 - Swiss National Day - Seminar on Ethics and Transparency - Swiss Brunch - Luncheon presentation by Luiz Olavo Baptista.
Brazilian community in Switzerland
A Brazilian School in Switzerland: ABEC - Brazilian Educational and Cultural Association