Cooperative federalism and education in Brazil: 30 years of omissions and ambivalences

Gilda Cardoso de Araujo About the author


The purpose of this article was to discuss how the omissions and ambivalences regarding the regulation of federative cooperation have led to the delineation and diffusion of forms of collaboration originating from organizations of business interests that are antagonistic to the interests of the organization of education in the form of the national system. From a bibliographical and documentary research, federal cooperation in education matters, the omissions of the Legislative as to its regulation and the ambivalent performance of the Ministry of Education and the Secretariat of Articulation of Teaching Systems are discussed. The conclusions indicate the progress of the proposals of organizations of business interests to the detriment of the appropriate regulation of the matter by means of a Complementary Law.

Cooperative federalism; Collaboration regime; National System of Education; Education development arrangements; Movement Collaborates Education

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