BRAZIL EDUCATION SCENARIOS
When it comes to providing access to quality education for all, Brazil is far behind. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of education, it is still not treated as a priority for the country. Our educational results are proof of that.
According to studies by the federal government, of every 10 Brazilian students, only six graduate from high school at the age of 19. Among these, less than 30% learn the basics of Portuguese and 10% leave school with the necessary knowledge of mathematics.
The consequences of this are devastating. In the 2018 edition of PISA, the OECD's International Student Assessment Program that measures the ability of 15-year-olds to use their knowledge and skills in reading, math and science to face real-life challenges, Brazil ranked 70th in math, 66th in science and 57th in reading among 79 participating countries.
In this scenario, we are waging a two-front war - on the one hand, we fight against educational twentieth century problems such as illiteracy and flow correction; on the other hand, we strive to generate and systematize knowledge to overcome a challenge that is still pressing for everyone: educating children and youths and prepare them for the 21st century. is why we raise the banner of comprehensive education.
In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, we need to prepare children and young people to make choices that result in a better future for themselves and the world. Rather than simply increasing the time spent at school, Comprehensive Education means expanding learning opportunities by developing not only cognitive skills, but also socio-emotional and hybrid skills such as creativity and critical thinking.