ERIC Number: ED060370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Relatorio: Exposicao de motivos (Report: Outline of Proposals).
Ministerio da Educacao e Cultura, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of an outline of proposals to improve education in Brazil, both administratively and content-wise. Various administrative changes are recommended to overcome the lack of coordination existing at that point between the various services of the Ministry, precluding any coherent educational policy. The crisis in authority between university authorities and the Ministry of Education and Culture should be resolved by certain administrative adjustments involving legal modifications. Salaries of university staff members should be increased. University authorities need to strengthen their authority. Admission to higher education needs to be more equitably regulated. The credit system should be introduced to Brazilian universities, making registration by subject compulsory. Democratic student leadership should be encouraged. No solutions were suggested to deal with student discontent because the Commission wants responsible student leadership to emerge first. Because of lack of educational funds, it was proposed to abolish tuition-free higher education and to establish a bank to finance education. Secondary education curricula should be revised so the preparation for higher studies becomes more adequate. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administrative Change, Admission Criteria, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Government Role, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teacher Salaries, Universities
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerio da Educacao e Cultura, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Identifiers - Location: Brazil