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Brazil Revolutionizes Education Across the Nation

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Brazil Revolutionizes Education Across the Nation

Introduction
In 2004, just 6 percent of Brazil’s citizens had access to the Internet. Included in that figure were millions of students, who lacked access to the advanced technology and resources necessary to compete and succeed in the 21st century global economy. initial goals, all of the computers are manufactured by a Brazilian company.

Recognizing the value of integrating technology into education, in 2005 the government created the “Um Computador por Aluno” program (“One Computer per Child”). The program was designed to create a paradigm shift in education, improve digital inclusion rates in schools and homes, and support the growth of local information and communications technology (ICT) manufacturing companies. initial goals, all of the computers are manufactured by a Brazilian company.

Six years later, Brazil was distributing 150,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs to more than 300 schools in 27 states across the country, with plans to distribute an additional 750,000 this year, possibly totaling 900,000 by the end of 2011. Already, six cities are “Total Cities,” meaning every student has access to a computer. The program also involves extensive teacher training and localized education software, and in keeping with the initial goals, all of the computers are manufactured by a Brazilian company.

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