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Higher Education in Federal Countries: A Comparative Study is a unique study of higher education in nine federal countries—the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China and India. In this book, leading international scholars discuss the role of federalism and how it shapes higher education in major nation-state actors on the world stage. The editors develop an overarching comparative analysis of the dynamics of central and regional power in higher education, and the national case studies explain how each federal and federal-like higher education system has evolved and how it functions in what are highly varied contexts.

Brazil: Problematics of the Tripartite Federal Framework
Brazil: Problematics of the tripartite federal framework
Robert Evan Verhine Lys M. V. Dantas

In July of 2014, the President of the Federal Republic of Brazil signed into law the National Education Plan, establishing objectives, goals and strategies designed to guide public policy in the field of education over the next 10 years. The National Plan took three years to be approved by Congress, in part because of the inclusion of a controversial proposal to create a National Education System in two years. The measure was strongly supported by educators, politicians and government officials who believe that Brazil's three overlapping public school systems, administered separately and simultaneously by federal, state ...

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