Education: Lula defends distance learning system for teacher training – 09/01/2022. – Education

The use of distance learning for educational professionals, within the national system of continuing education, is one of the proposals in the government plan of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).

The measure was presented by federal deputy Reginaldo Lopes (PT-MG), representative of the PT campaign, this Thursday (1st), during a meeting promoted by Folha, in partnership with Todos pela Educação.

For the deputy, “it is important that face-to-face meetings are held, with the mentor’s policy [que acompanham o professor]”, but distance learning can strengthen the preparation of teachers at the first or second level.

Lopes is a graduate in economics, head of the PT group in the Chamber and author of the Law on Access to Information.

The meeting was moderated by newspaper reporter Paulo Saldaña, who specializes in education, and Priscila Cruz, co-founder and executive president of Todos.

A survey commissioned by the institution showed that 59% of Brazilian voters consider the issue “very important” when choosing a candidate.

Still in teacher training, Lopes says she wants a teacher to “combine a career, respect and public recognition” in her professional life. For that, according to his words, the expert must count on annual adjustment in addition to real gain and permanent education.

The deputy also says that the campaign defends the national education plan that prioritizes comprehensive education, both in the early years of primary school and in secondary school. Early education, a method of “childhood protection”, would also benefit from the model.

School closures during the pandemic had serious consequences for student learning. In public schools in São Paulo, at the end of 2021, 31% of students were at high risk of dropping out. The data are from research conducted by the University of Zurich (Switzerland) based on data from the São Paulo Department of Education.

The research also shows that in the last two years, students have learned only 45% of what was expected, had classes not been interrupted.

An active search for students who have left school, mapping vulnerable areas and increasing school hours, both in regular education and with emergency plans to strengthen the school, are the alternatives that Lopes states to prevent the reversal of this scenario.

In order to increase the volume of work, he claims, a “recomposition of the budget in the Ministry of Education” is needed, in order to increase the amount available to meet current needs.

According to the deputy, an increase in the budget for education implies an increase in GDP. Increasing the added value of products that the country exports, such as soybeans, meat and coffee, is a possibility for Lopes.


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“If we add a little value, like turning soybeans into protein or oil, we will create millions of jobs and increase GDP”. An increase of that would be invested in education, he says.

In the case of regular high school education, he says it is necessary to promote collaborative partnerships with companies, universities and federal institutes to ensure that students have access to laboratories and tools for various training itineraries.

Thus, they can choose subjects according to their professional preferences.

In the case of early childhood education, Lopes says that there are still insufficient funds for the development of policies that guarantee universal access of children to the school environment.

The deputy says that SNE (National Education System) will be able to diagnose deficient areas of education, by mapping per capita costs for students and identifying vulnerable areas that need more attention.

The conversation with the pronoun is part of a series of discussions about education promoted by the newspaper. On Wednesday (31), the interlocutor was Rossieli Soares, from the campaign of Simone Tebet (MDB).

This Thursday at 5 pm it was the turn of Ivo Gomes (PDT), the mayor of Sobral (CE), who spoke for the campaign of Ciro Gomes (PDT).

THE Sheet representatives of the four best placed campaigns in the election polls of Datafolha were invited. The team of Jair Bolsonaro (PL), a candidate for re-election, was contacted, but they preferred not to send a representative. The 45-minute meetings are available on Folha’s YouTube channel.


Last week, Sheet promoted health briefings with campaigns. Check out all three:

João Gabbardo, from the campaign of Simone Tebet (MDB)

Denizar Vianna, from the campaign of Ciro Gomes (PDT)

Humberto Costa, from Lula’s campaign (PT)

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