Basic education in Brazil: Limits and possibilities from the kindergarten and high school

Date of the event: 09/25/2017 - 09:00 to 18:00

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On September 25, FGV will host the seminar titled ‘Basic education in Brazil: challenges and possibilities for primary and high school education’, with experts discussing strategies and policies to improve access, equality, and quality within the Brazilian educational system. The meeting will also feature the presentation and analysis of international experiences that could help draft national public policies for these stages of basic education.

According to José Henrique Paim, professor at FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), one of the panelists at the event, children’s education and high school are the main challenges of basic education. “Although the indicators show some progress in the access to these stages, there are still challenges in access and quality. There is a considerable number of children between the ages of 0 and 3, from underprivileged families, who are out of school in such a critical age for their development. Studies show that the stimuli received during this phase help improve educational performance and increase the chances of the individual finishing basic education”, said Paim.

Regarding high school, Paim emphasizes the high student evasion rate as a critical factor in this stage. “We need to make sure students stay in school, dropping fail rates and making high school more flexible and geared towards professional education”, he said.

Held by FGV’s EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (EPGE) and Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), the seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be attended by FGV’s president, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, the dean of EPGE, Rubens Penha Cysne, and the dean of EBAPE, Flavio Vasconcelos.

 

Via FGV News