Edvalda Pereira Torres

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1994
OPARA - Empreendimentos Agroecológicos
This description of Edvalda Pereira Torres's work was prepared when Edvalda Pereira Torres was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Introduction
Edvalda Torres is developing a new approach to rural education that demonstrates community engagement in the educational process and employs a curriculum that is organized around everyday experience and pressing community needs. She is implementing that approach in a highly successful rural school in a poor community in the interior of the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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