The fundschool program: conceptions, objectives, components and range - the perspective of administration system improvement and of the private schools

This text presents the impacts of Fundschool "Fundescola" Program (Fund for School Development). This Program applies to administration of elementary schools in the North, Northeast and Central East regions of Brazil. This investigation analyses the impact of these experiences on administration and organization of the school work. It shows how the Fundschool Program happened in Goiás (Brazil). It was implemented in an administrative "strategic" view, centered on rationalization of expenses and operational efficiency. This investigation also shows that within public governmental sphere, there are two opposite conceptions of educational administration. The first one has "managerial characteristics" (School Development Plan), the other which signals the aspiration of educational community for a more autonomous and high standards school (Politic-Pedagogical Project). Some schools tend to give privilege to School Development Plan in opposition to Politic-Pedagogical Project.

Administration of elementary school; Public politics and financing in education; Educational policy; Scholarship planning

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