Reviews of National Policies for Education: Santa Catarina State, Brazil 2010

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Education is a central priority for the State of Santa Catarina. Its policy makers are firmly committed to provide a relevant and efficient education system that responds to the requirements of the global economy and will allow the state to be competitive, both nationally and internationally .

This OECD review gives a brief overview of education in Santa Catarina and its development. It presents an analysis of the system from pre-school to tertiary education and lifelong learning, and identifies key directions for policy reform in light of the challenges encountered by officials, communities, enterprises, educators, parents and students. It concludes with a set of key recommendations concerning the structure of the system and its labour market relevance; access and equity; governance and management; research, development and innovation; internationalisation; and financing.

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The State of Santa Catarina is one of the most prosperous regions of Brazil and its education system is considered to be one of the best in the country. Aware that the economic and social success of the region depends largely on the education and skills of its population, the state government invited the OECD to conduct an independent review of the education system and to formulate options for immediate and longer term policies for developing its human capital. Responsibility for education in Brazil is shared between federal, state and municipal entities, and this review looks primarily at the state level functions, but also covers some federal and municipal areas as they relate to Santa Catarina’s education system.

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