Ministry of Education announces plan to deploy 108 civil-military schools to 2023

President Jair Bolsonaro defends the model and promised in his government plan that in two years there would be "a military college in all state capitals".
11/07/2019 13h41 - Updated 11/07/2019 19h24

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The Ministry of Education (GUY) It intends to implement 108 civil-military schools to 2023. This is one of the actions foreseen in the National Commitment to Basic Education, document presented today (11), in Brasilia. It brings together actions that are planned to be implemented by the end of the current government.

In addition to military schools, it is intended to expedite the conclusion of more than 4 thousand day care centers to 2022; connect 6,5 thousand rural schools through satellite broadband in all states; and offer education distance learning courses to improve teacher training, up until 2020, among other actions.

The document was prepared by MEC together with states and municipalities represented by the National Council of Education Secretaries (consed) and the National Union of Municipal Education Managers (Undime). The actions are aimed at basic education, period extending from the kindergarten through high school.

The action plan, according to Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub, It aims to give more prominence to states and municipalities, following the motto defended by the government of Brasilia and less over Brazil. "The ideas already existed, needed to transform the potential energy into kinetic energy ", said. According to him, Brazil has good initiatives and resources that can be directed to improve education in the country.

The intention, according to the BEM, Brazil is making reference to education in Latin America 2030. "We, as Brazilians, in essence, We are as good as any country in the world ", the minister said.

civil-military schools
One of the highlights of the National Commitment to Basic Education is the implementation of civil-military schools, agenda advocated since the campaign of President Jair Bolsonaro.

In this year, MEC now has including a Promotion Secretariat for Civil-Military Schools. The intention is, according to the plan presented on Thursday, implement the model in 27 schools, per annum, one by state. as, according to MEC, must meet 108 thousand students.

in addition to the 27 new schools a year, MEC intends to strengthen 28 civil-military schools per year, in conjunction with other federal entities, totalizing 112 schools by 2023, serving approximately 112 thousand students.

The civic-military schools are not militarized institutions, but with a military team of reserves in the role of tutors. The goal is to increase the average of the Education Development Index Basic (Ideb). According to MEC, while the average IDEB in military schools is 6,99, on civilians is 4,94.

"The assumption is that [the installation of schools] to take in needy places, as was the high school full time. If you do not put yourself in places that are underserved, It will be further increasing the difference in knowledge of this population ", Basic said Secretary of Education MEC, Janio Endo Carlos Macedo. altogether, the government plans to invest R $ 40 million per year.

Main goals of the National Commitment to Basic Education
Creches – Restructure the National Program for Restructuring and Equipment Acquisition for Public School Network Early Childhood Education (ProInfância) to give speed to the conclusion over 4 thousand day care centers to 2022.

full school – New revitalize the program More Education. Schools that join will have minimal 5 hours per day. no comprehensive, the idea is to expand 7 hours per day. The goal is to reduce evasion and improve educational indicators.

High school – Stimulate New School, approved into law in 2017. Invest R $ 230 million by the end of 2019 in high school full time. It is intended for 2020 a pilot program in 3,5 thousand educational institutions. In the new high school, students can choose a formation process to complement the basic training offered to all students. They can choose between training in languages, mathematics, the natural sciences and humanities and social sciences, in addition to technical and vocational training.

Internet – Connect, Innovation through Education Connected program, 6,5 thousand rural schools through satellite broadband in all states. They will be invested R $ 120 million by the end of 2019. Approximately 1,7 million students will benefit. The MEC will also transfer R $ 114 million to promote internet 32 thousand urban schools. The intention is to benefit 17 million students.

interactive lessons – The Federal University of Ceará, the Federal University of Goiás and the Federal University of Santa Catarina develop games geared to the early years of elementary school, that is, from 1st to 5th year. They will be invested R $ 3 million by the end of 2019;

COME – The adult education will be articulated to vocational and technological education, besides being connected to the Common National Base Curriculum (BNCC), document setting out the minimum that should be taught in all schools in Brazil.

Teacher training – Up until 2020, establish training paths for teachers through distance learning courses, with provision of support materials and resources. The proposal is that teachers who are not trained in the areas that work can be trained, in addition to qualifying better all other professionals.

civil-military schools – Implement, up until 2023, 108 civil-military schools, 27 per annum, in each of the units of the federation.

Source: Agency Brazil

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