The educational heritage of the military regime

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This paper reviews the Brazilian military dictatorship's educational policies and accomplishments. It particularly stresses aspects that are still present in the current Brazilian education. Those include: the link between public education and market interests and needs, brought forth by the University reform, especially the compulsory and universal implementation of professionalizing teaching; the favoritism of private teaching, which mainly took place through authorizations and accreditations granted by the Conselho Federal de Educação (Federal Education Council); the teaching structure resulting from the implementation of organizational mechanisms that is still fully in force; a successful post-graduation model established following the American organizational structure and the European university experience.




Saviani, D. (2008). The educational heritage of the military regime. Cadernos CEDES, 28(76), 291–312.

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