Research Bulletins


Bulletin 11 - Youth entry into work and social participation in Brazil: young activists conduct research on problems and solutions

2022

This new CIESPI bulletin, the result of a partnership with the University of Edinburgh and several Indian colleague organizations, is titled, Shaping Youth Futures: Youth Livelihood Options in Creating Inclusive Cities. 

SIPP Project Bulletin 5 - Researching and working with the community

2022

CIESPI always tries to contribute something to the communities it engages in research with and this bulletin tracks two such actions in Rocinha. The first action was a collaboration with community and health organizations in the community to promote the vaccination against COVID-19 of younger children. The second was a project to train six young people in the community to listen to and work and play with young children both on-line and in local early childhood education centers.


SIPP Project Bulletin 4 - Safe, Inclusive Participative Pedagogy: Improving Early Childhood Education in Fragile Contexts

2022

In bulletin 4 we examine the views of early childhood staff in public, private and blended creches (‘conveniadas’) about their work, COVID, and their relations with the city of Rio.

Bulletin 10 - Recommendations for the improvement of institutional care for children and youth in Brazil

2021

This report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is based on several pieces of research and responds to the UN Committee's call for research-based recommendations for children and youth in institutions. The report was co-authored with the Brazilian Beneficent Association of the Little Nazarene and the Association of Researchers and Trainers of Children and Youth (OPN and NECA).

SIPP Project Bulletin 3 - Safe, Inclusive Participative Pedagogy: Improving Early Childhood Education in Fragile Contexts

2021

In this third project bulletin we discuss the importance of early childhood education, the rights to early childhood education set out in Brazilian law and the major role creches and pre-schools play in children´s lives.

Bulletin 9 - Children, adolescents and the challenges of Covid 19 in Brazil

2021

While the whole world has suffered profound impacts from COVID-19, children and young people have suffered in particular ways. They possess fewer emotional tools for coping with such a massive upheaval. They have more difficulty in the rules of social distancing and coping with lockdowns. Recent studies show the consequences of absence from school, increases of domestic and sexual violence, separation from friends and sources of support as the pandemic also deepens social inequalities.

Concerned with these events, CIESPI presents this policy analysis which examines the actual consequences of the events surrounding COVID 19 which demand specific caring strategies for the young population bearing in mind the diverse social, economic and cultural contexts that Brazilian children inhabit.

Bulletin 2 - Safe, Inclusive Participative Pedagogy: Improving Early Childhood Education in Fragile Contexts

2021

The project is coordinated by professor Kay Tisdall at the the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and in Brazil by professor Irene Rizzini at CIESPI/PUC-Rio. The aim is to contribute to debates and actions about children and their families in two communities: Rocinha (Rio de Janeiro) and Jardim Catarina (São Gonçalo), both in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The focus is to develop partnerships to improve the state of Early Childhood Education.

Bulletin 8 - A profile of children and adolescents in the situation of the streets and institutional care in Brazil

2021

The data described in the research report are part of a study called To Know is to Care, a partnership between the Beneficent Association of the Young Nazarene, a practice and policy nonprofit organization working in the northeast of Brazil to assist homeless youth return to family and community, and CIESPI at PUC-Rio.
The study includes a survey of youth on the streets and in institution care in the seventeen Brazilian cities with populations in excess of one million inhabitants. Data was collected from youth on the streets at different times during the day and from young people with a street history in institutions.

Bulletin 1 - Safe, Inclusive Participative Pedagogy: Improving Early Childhood Education in Fragile Contexts

2021

The project is coordinated by professor Kay Tisdall at the the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and in Brazil by professor Irene Rizzini at CIESPI/PUC-Rio. The aim is to contribute to debates and actions about children and their families in two communities: Rocinha (Rio de Janeiro) and Jardim Catarina (São Gonçalo), both in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The focus is to develop partnerships to improve the state of Early Childhood Education.

This first bulletin describes the results of our first consultations with the two communities in the project. We have addressed two topics: 1) the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and 2) initiatives aimed at young children. Between September and December 2020, we consulted with people who work in these communities about the challenges of caring for and working with young children especially in these difficult times.

Bulletin 1 - Spaces for listening and participation in the context of institutional care for adolescents

2020

Listening to young people and promoting places for them to participate in key decisions on
their lives have long been central to CIESPI’s work. The publication takes these concerns
into the area of institutional care for adolescents