This paper raises some points that have characterized the construction process of the Preliminary Part and of the Bill on the National Curriculum Guidelines for 9 (nine) years Elementary Education (Parecer CNE/CEB n. 11/2010) sent to be ratified by the Minister of Education. The purpose is to contribute to future studies that seek to discuss public policies considering their development process, the actors involved, the disputes and the interests at stake. Besides, it establishes a dialogue with the Guidelines for the National Plan for Education prepared by the National Conference on Education (CONAE). Comparing both texts shows that even when dealing with documents of different nature and purposes, there is a considerable convergence of ideas, because of their similar construction process and similar participation process - same actors in both processes.
Educational policies; Curriculum guidelines; Curriculum studies; National Plan for Education; Elementary education