This paper discusses the relation between vocational education (VE) and basic education (BE), especially in high school (HS). It assumes education is an egalitarian right and reflects on the new National Plan for Education, which will be drawn from the last National Conference on Education (2010 CONAE). It presents a historic summary of the relation between VE and BE taking into account the structural duality and the functionality of education within the economic development model. Based on the principles of technological education, it proposes to integrate both as a way to help breach such structural duality. It analyses the content of CONAE's final resolution regarding the relation between VE and HS and compares it to the principles of technological education.
Basic education; Vocational education; High school; Integration; National Plan for Education