14.05.2012 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Alcançar os excluídos da educação básica: crianças e jovens fora da escola no Brasil


In this study, the specialists seek to shed light on the country's educational exclusion, analysing social composition of the groups under the following conditions: those who are out-of-school but with basic school ages; young people and adults that have not completed the mandatory eight-years of schooling and those that have not completed the first four years of primary education. Besides, the study provides considerations on Brazilian governmental policies that are struggling with these situations.

Out of school children or youth and the inexistence of the right to learn in their own age causes many drop outs before completing a minimum number of years of schooling, without whom the individual will have no basic instruments to insert in the contemporary society with decent empowerment to work and to become a citizen. Thus, Youth and Adult Education is a key means to give to this group a "second chance" to obtain required knowledge and skills for effective integration in today's world. Identifying and characterizing these out-of-school students that are under conditions of social exclusion are essential parts of the strategy to achieve them and to encourage them to learn. In this task, the indicators provided by IBGE (PNAD) and by INEP (Censo Escolar and Prova Brasil) – as school census and school performance assessment – are of great value.

(Série debates ED, n. 3)

Authors: Barreto, Ângela Maria Rabelo; Codes, Ana Luiza; Duarte, Bruno

Brasilia: UNESCO, 2012. 41 p.

ISSN: 2236-2843

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