What England can learn from Brazil about education

11/18/2012 | Guardian (London), The

Officials in England are drawing criticism over a proposed curriculum that focuses less on art, design, music, drama and dance -- all but eliminating creativity in schools -- says Victoria & Albert Museum Chief Martin Roth. That proposal goes against the method at several schools in Brazil that give students a greater say in what they are learning. Teachers, also, are referred to as "mentors," who help shape lessons along with students.

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