Online event debates Brazil’s education challenges after the pandemic

The event will discuss the trajectory of federative coordination in education and recent changes in national coordination

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Public Policy and Government (FGV EPPG) will hold a webinar on October 6, at 6 pm, on FGV’s YouTube channel, called “Future Education Challenges in Brazil After the Pandemic.” The event will discuss the trajectory of federative coordination in education and recent changes in national coordination, as well as their effects on subnational educational policies, particularly to facilitate the adoption of remote education and strategies to combat educational inequalities, seeking to contribute to the construction of a future agenda.

Lack of national coordination was not restricted to health policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it had effects on other policies, such as education. In an unequal country like Brazil, the absence of national coordination combined with a highly decentralized trajectory has produced great unevenness in the responses of subnational governments to this policy, reinforcing inequalities in access and quality.

The participants will also discuss the formation of a policy agenda aimed at mitigating the pandemic’s effects in the area of education and creating new policies for the post-pandemic context, including subnational educational policies, particularly to support the adoption of remote education, and strategies to combat educational inequalities.

The speakers will be Ivan Gontijo, the education policy coordinator at Todos Pela Educação; Professor Catarina Ianni Segatto of the Public Policy Graduate Program at the Federal University of the ABC Region of Greater Sao Paulo, who is also an information analyst at the Information and Communication Technology Study Center (CETIC); and Fernando Luiz Abrucio, the education coordinator of FGV’s Center for Public Administration and Government Studies (CEAPG).

The moderator will be Professor Lizandro Lui of FGV EPPG.

To take part in the event, please sign up here.

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