Schools successful in the education of juveniles and adults: case studies from the city of Rio de Janeiro

The present work describes research carried out in order to identify a number of school characteristics having a positive influence on the literacy process as well as on reduction of school dropout rates from EJA (young people and adult education). Three municipal schools from Rio de Janeiro city, participating in PEJA (young people and adult education program), were investigated. According to the school effectiveness survey these institutions presented high levels of learning, improved grades and better attendance. The results show that the schools successfully following the EJA program, demonstrate unambiguously an attitude promoting students' diligence and also count on integrated pedagogical staff (directors, coordinators, counselors and teachers) with a special focus on learning and teaching. Not to mention the fact that they are organized on the basis of, both: behavioral standards and national curriculum. Furthermore, they maintain high expectations in relation to the students' performance as well as their predicted school paths.

Juvenile and Adult Education; School Effectiveness; Successful School; Young People; Juvenile and Adult Education Program of Rio de Janeiro City (PEJA)

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