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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System and Quality Management

This chapter gives an overview of the structure of formal education in Santa Catarina, of the distribution of responsibilities for the system and the implementation of policies and reforms, as well as institutional arrangements for quality management. The reviewers thereby look into selected aspects of the decentralisation reform and discuss the drawbacks of fragmentation of responsibilities for the education system of Santa Catarina. The chapter also focuses on the importance of proper co-ordination between governance levels and of evidence-based policies, of building sufficient capacities on local level for monitoring and reporting on education quality, and of working with quality criteria based on outcomes and relevance.

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