Accepted paper:

The circulation of engineers between Europe and Brazil and the formation of the Polytechnic School of São Paulo.

Author:

Adalberto da Silva Retto Junior (Unesp - Campus de Bauru - São Paulo)

Paper short abstract:

The professional career of the Portuguese engineer Victor da Silva Freire Jr in Europe and Brazil (São Paulo) is exemplary to reveal the changes in the curriculum the Polytechnic School of São Paulo and the consolidation of a dual education model based on the French and German template.

Paper long abstract:

In order to obtain a better understanding of the urban debate in São Paulo - Brazil - in the early twentieth century, we must build on some ideas and current practices that are related, on one hand, to the urban debate internationalization phenomenon typical of the 1880-1914 period and to the movement of Brazilian and foreign professionals (who came to Brazil) and their performances in the country, and, on the other hand, to the teaching model implemented at the Polytechnic School of São Paulo. The professional career of the Portuguese engineer Victor da Silva Freire Jr in Europe (Polytechnic School of Lisbon and ENPC) and Brazil (Polytechnic School of São Paulo and Secretary of Public Works of the City of São Paulo) is exemplary to reveal the changes in the curriculum the Polytechnic School of São Paulo and the consolidation of a dual education model based on the French and German template.

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International circulation of engineering teaching models in the 19th and the 20th centuries: the creation of European and Latin American engineering schools in historical and comparative perspectives