278.3 Rural education movement, tensions in the struggle for a social right and the signs of public policies

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 11:09 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Maria Antônia de SOUZA , Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
This paper questions the rural education and intends to demonstrate signs of public policies construction which has been possible due to the effective rural workers participation. Current Rural Education has been effectively carried out for a decade, taking the National Conference for a Rural Basic Education in 1998 as a landmark. It integrates the workers struggle for the accomplishment of a social right – education. It also takes for granted the concept of emancipatory education, in terms of Mészàros, put against the concept of excludent education that ignores the rurality of Brazilian territory. Current Rural Education is opposed to the previous model. It is constructed collectively by workers and, in an increasing national movement, it has been enhancing educational projects, partnerships, governmental segments engagement as well as the need of curricular changes, especially in higher education.