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Posted: MAY 2018

[POLICY REPORT] Evolution of the Brazilian Offical Curriculum for Secondary Education


Juliana Oliveira Cunha


This report is part of the Research Project that aims to quantitatively analyze the composition of the Brazilian official curriculum of secondary education throughout time. Particularly, it focuses on the differences between the last largescale education reform carried out in the Empire and the first attempt to revise the curriculum in the Republic. The results show that the humanistic and literary tradition adverse sciences in the curriculum, after the Reform of Benjamin Constant, did not represent the Colony and the Empire remained. The inclusion of the modern impact in the number of subjects and exposure that students would have to non-academic subjects and the study of Foreign Languages and Humanities & Social Sciences, giving the curriculum an encyclopedic character.



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