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 Teaching Career and Teacher Education

In the drive of Santa Catarina authorities for improved quality in education, the teaching career needs to receive priority attention. The review team discusses the profile of the teaching profession in Santa Catarina, its career structure and salary framework, the conditions of employment (including classroom environments, work practices, teacher evaluation), and looks into the quality of school leadership, teacher pre- and in-service training and professional development. The chapter concludes with recommendations for reforms to enhance the teaching career and education, such as elaborating a position paper on the teaching profession, improving its image, introducing probation periods, and reducing the number of temporary teachers.

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