USA-Brazil Cross-Cultural Study of Sports and Social Inclusion
Antonio José Müller

In every country, school is considered an essential factor in the development of children, citizens, and the country as a whole. In developing countries such as Brazil, however, the number of school dropouts is very high. In developed countries such as the United States, there is an urgent need for pedagogical improvements. Participants were thirty-four high school students from four different schools, divided into low-income and high-income groups in both countries. This study is an investigation of the influences of sport in schools in that it challenges understanding how sport is identified in its social inclusion in Brazil and in the United States. The intention of this study is to demonstrate how sport can develop its role to contribute to social inclusion under Freirean perspectives.

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