Contemporaries policies of teacher education for the early years of elementary school

Based on research conducted by the author, this paper discusses the policies for the initial and continuing education of people who will teach the first grades of elementary school in the context of Brazilian contemporary education. Such an option brings other challenges forth, since external issues, which interfere in the quality of Brazilian education, need to be discussed. These regard the initial and continuing education of teachers and include regulation, the State assessment of teacher education through skill certification, and the creation of a national regulatory agency by members of this profession.

Educational policies; Teacher's initial and continuing education; Teacher of the elementary school early years; Skills certification

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