Quirino DeBrito

Portuguese, INST
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Photo Qirino DeBrito

Coordinator, CSU, Chico’s International Forum

Advisor, Luso-Brazilian Student Association (BRAZLUS)

Areas of Expertise

The multicultural curriculum; Latin American education; The Portuguese language and the Luso-Brazilian heritage in the Americas.

Academic Degrees

PhD, University of California, at Los Angeles

Professional Publications & Contributions

Through Their Eyes: Teachers’ Perceptions about Educational Reform and Their Quest for Change (in progress)

The Leadership Edge: How Teachers Taught, Learned and Led During School Reform in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology (IJBHT; Vol. 2, #4); August 2012

Changing Classroom Practices from the Inside Out: A Case Study of Teacher Agency in School Reform in Belo Horizonte, Brazil”, a doctoral dissertation defended at UCLA in June 2009.

Research Interests

Professor de Brito’s core areas of interests are: The multicultural curriculum; heritage learning; and interdisciplinary approaches to learning and teaching.

Courses taught:

 INST 110WI – Introduction to International Engagement

LAST 495 – Seminar on Education and the new-Social Movements in Latin America

INST 301 – International Studies

PORT 101-A – First Semester Portuguese

PORT 102-A – Second Semester Portuguese

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