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CIAVATTA, Maria  and  RAMOS, Marise. The "era of guidelines": the struggle for the education project of the poorest. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.49, pp.11-37. ISSN 1413-2478.

This document examines critically the proposed update of the national curriculum guidelines of secondary school professional technical education reported in the National Council of Education (CNE) by Professor Francisco Cordão. Its focus on the following aspects: the KEY as the core of the proposed guidelines; conceptions of curriculum in professional education; the problem of the theory and practice, flexibility and fragmentation in the modular curriculum, interdisciplinarity. For this, initially takes the meaning of the guidelines in the legislation's basic education in Brazil and the incorporation of the subject curriculum in the area of Work and Education, as these become an instrument of political and cultural direction of society in the context of the crisis of capital. Also addresses, in contrast to the proposed principles outlined in the alternative document elaborated by civil society and concludes about the importance of the dispute for the design of professional education in Brazil as a means of building counter-hegemony.

Keywords : National Curriculum Guidelines; professional education; curriculum competency; integrated training.

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