Monday, May 05, 2008

"Educational Achievement and Transitions to Adulthood in South Africa."

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Dr. Leticia Marteleto is giving a colloquium today from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Tribute Room. Dr. Marteleto is currently a Research Investigator in the Population Studies Center/Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and is being considered for an appointment as an assistant professor in School of Education. The title of her presentation is "Educational Achievement and Transitions to Adulthood in South Africa." Dr. Marteleto holds a B.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Sociology. She has worked extensively on the interconnections between demographic factors and education in developing countries. Her work also deals with the role of education on social inequality and on the transitions to adulthood in Brazil and South Africa. Dr. Marteleto has recently served as a consultant to the United Nations on comparative education and transitions to adulthood around the world. She taught Sociology of Education in the SOE in Winter 2007 and would contribute to our work in quantitative research methods (especially evaluation research methods) and to our growing engagement in international and global issues.

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