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AUGUSTO, Maria Helena. Education regulation and teaching work in Minas Gerais: the obligation of results. Educ. Pesqui. [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.3, pp.695-709. ISSN 1517-9702.

This article presents the description and analysis of the education policies developed in Minas Gerais state education system. It aims to identify their effects on teachers' labor relations. Such education policies fit the modality of education regulation called obligation of results, which comprises a set of interventions characterized as control measures aimed at achieving greater school effectiveness. The documentary survey and empirical data analysis have indicated that the measures taken by the government focus on teachers' accountability for student success or failure in large-scale assessment systems and regular school assessments. Teacher performance assessment and school institutional assessment are linked to educational attainment. The percentage of pupils to be promoted and the efficiency levels to be achieved are defined centrally, without the participation of teachers. In such context of demanding results, teachers' work conditions in Minas Gerais state schools are not taken into account. Based on the authors studied, this article discusses new more horizontal and less hierarchical modes of education regulation in the definition of public education policies.

Keywords : Education regulation; Obligation of results; Teaching work.

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