GESF - The competing agendas for the new Brazilian national education plan

22 June 2015, 4.00 PM - 22 June 2015, 5.30 PM

Ângelo Ricardo de Souza

Rm 2.25

Globalisation, Education & Social Futures

Time: 4 - 5:30pm

Abstract: This paper discusses the construction and the agendas in the preparation of the new Brazilian National Education Plan (PNE), a process that happened between 2009 and 2014, with the start during the realization of the National Conference of Education (CONAE) and end with the presidential sanction to the Law 13,005 in June 26th 2014, establishing the terms of the new plan. Like any political process, people who fought in this arena aimed to intervene in the construction of the materiality of educational policy, ie, they disputed power (Souza, 2011) with the intention to designing an educational project more conforming to their own expectations about Education, State and Society. There was sort of relatively easy agreements during these disputes, since leaned on very consensual issues, on which there seemed not to be a lot of controversy, but at the same time, there were more complex conflicts, arising from antagonistic positions, derived by many different interests. What was the agenda that mobilized these conflicts? There was an ideological framework guiding the positions of the actors who disputed the politics, or which guidance prevailed in the different behaviours, defences and arguments? What conception of education the new PNE approved?

Bio: Ângelo is Associate Professor at Education Policies Research Centre and at Graduate Program in Education, Federal University of Parana, Brazil, and Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol.

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