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The World Bank and the Brazilian Educational Policies

The paper analyzes the document prepared by the World Bank Achieving a World-Class Education In Brazil: The Next Agenda, which performs an assessment of the last twenty years of educational policies implemented in Brazil, and outlines perspectives for the coming years, according to the Bank's conception of education and society. This international body assesses as positive the character of the implemented educational policies and the results achieved in the indicated period. The criteria of the evaluation, the assessment, and the outlined perspective by the World Bank on Brazilian education are questioned and problematized.

Educational Policies; World Bank; Brazil

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