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Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação

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OLIVEIRA, Leandra Martins de. Educational policies on primary school teacher's education in teaching courses. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.67, pp.235-252. ISSN 0104-4036.

This article discusses public policies on primary school teacher education at university level expressed in legislations and curricular reforms. It also points out educational policies to implement teacher education in "Pedagogy" and "Normal Superior" courses and it's repercussions on the educational community; comprising the following aspects: 1) historic context in which this debate has been constructed and the configurations it has been assuming during educational policies and educators movements, 2) the national curriculum drafted under influence of this context which implies on relevant changes on the "Pedagogy" and "Normal Superior" course proposals. We aim to comprehend the present proposals for primary school teacher education in the context characterized by competitive contests and the development of Brazilian society. The article finalizes with reflections on educational improvement declared in laws and on the discourse on broad education adopted by public policies in vigor.

Keywords : Educational policies; Teacher education; National curriculum.

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