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On-line version ISSN 1678-4626
DI GIOVANNI, Geraldo and SOUZA, Aparecida Neri de. Children at school? Child Integral Upbringing Program. Educ. Soc. [online]. 1999, vol.20, n.67, pp. 70-111. ISSN 1678-4626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73301999000200004.
This article analyses a public policy that was implemented in São Paulo, Brazil, between 1986 and 1993. This public program, called PROFIC- "Programa de Formação Integral da Criança"- sought to extend the permanency time of poor children at school and expand the conditions to their better performance in learning. The authors chose an "incrementalist" approach and used classical concepts of policies analysis, such as "actors", "policy community", "policy network", "partizan mutual adjustment", among others. At the same time they tried to consider the policies conditions that then involved this policy-making process.
Keywords : Política educacional [São Paulo]; formação integral; Estado e educação; educação [policy making]; educação [política focalizada].