The Internationalization of Vocational Education in Brazil’s Federal Institutes: Another Model

  • Marcelo CamiloEmail author
  • David Shallenberger
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In Brazil, the closest equivalent to a US-style Community College is the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, a federally funded institution created to meet the vocational needs of the country’s states. This chapter describes this institution, its similarities and differences to community colleges, and the ways in which it is internationalizing, in particular with respect to its curriculum. This case study focuses on one such example, but draws parallels to the broader situation through research studies done by the authors.


Internationalization Vocational education Brazil Public education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IFRNNatalBrazil
  2. 2.School for International TrainingBrattleboroUSA

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