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CUNHA, Alda Maria Borges; RODRIGUES, Maria Emilia de C. and MACHADO, Maria Margarida. Youth and adult education: public policies and popular movement. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.71, pp. 19-38. ISSN 0101-3262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622007000100003.
This text explores a literacy program directed to youth and adults, the AJA-Outreach Project of the Municipal Secretariat of Goiânia, developed in partnership with the civil society, universities and other institutions. Part of a municipal public policy to overcome situations of social exclusion, at both emer gency and structural levels, it became a front to fight illiteracy in Goiânia. In addition to presenting the role of the State, which rules public policies, and of civil society, the text retraces the origins and structure of the AJA-Outreach Project, showing how it evolved to become a movement for popular education.
Keywords : Youth and adult literacy; Public educational policies; State and civil society partnership.