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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 Financing of Public Schooling

This chapter offers an overview of the sources of funding (federal, state, local) and the distribution of budgetary burden for the education sector. It provides a description and analysis of the education funding system in the state, focusing especially on the fiscal inter-governmental relations. The review team discusses the challenges related to the financing of education, and concludes by offering policy options to assist the state government in achieving its goals.

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