Educação & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0101-7330
FRIGOTTO, Gaudêncio. The relation between professional and technological education and the universalization of basic education. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.28, n.100, pp. 1129-1152. ISSN 0101-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302007000300023.
This paper originates from a research on the partakers of secondary education and the quantity-quality relation in basic education and from debates about the basic education policies and technical-professional education in the last three decades. The reiteration of the structural determinations of the Brazilian society, which affirm a dependant capitalism project, helps understand the high rate of adult illiteracy, the non-universalization and low quality of basic education, and the conception of professional training in the strict perspective of an adaptation to market objectives. Poor basic education translates into execrable professional education. This paper shows that the challenges of structural shifts in society and in education persist and highlights relevant elements for a counter-hegemonic agenda.
Keywords : Societary project; Basic education; Professional education.