Notes on the Brazilian Council of Education (CNE) and the quality of higher education

This paper brings forth some notes upon the action of the Brazilian Council of Education (CNE), especially at the Chamber of Higher Education, since its creation, in 1996, through Law number 9131/1996. The cne is conceived as a social space that establishes direct links between agents of the political society, specifically the Government, and segments of the civil society as for issues related to education. Its institutional dynamics ¾ proposals and conflicts aroused ¾, as well as some its possible repercussions not only on higher education, more particularly on the increase of offers of graduate and specialization courses, but also on teacher training are briefly highlighted.

Educational policies; Standards of school education; Quality of education

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