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AMARAL, Daniela Patti do  and  OLIVEIRA, Renato José de. Against the grain of innovative high school: the Federal Legislative proposals to include compulsory disciplines in schooling. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.84, pp.209-230. ISSN 0101-3262.

MEC's proposal for an innovative high school is to stimulate the state system of education to think about new solutions that diversify the curriculum and to promote interdisciplinary articulations in order to develop knowledge, skills, competencies, values and practices. The present paper examined 15 proposals submitted to Congress after the proposed innovative high school was approved by the MEC and the CNE. It concludes that, against the grain of an innovative proposal for high school, Brazilian Congress insists on submitting bills that include compulsory subjects in schooling, covering different content, from a fragmented view of the curriculum.

Keywords : Education policy; School disciplines; Legislative power.

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