Educational opportunities increased 3.5% in 2021, according to index

Educational opportunities increased 3.5% in 2021, according to index

The Brazilian Education Opportunities Index (Ioeb) 2021 recorded an increase of 3.5% compared to the last survey, referring to the year 2019.

The survey also showed that nine out of ten municipalities (93%) made progress in offering educational opportunities – which are the initiatives that Brazilian municipalities and states offer to ensure better conditions in the education of children and young people.

The Ioeb 2021 was calculated based on data from the IBGE 2010, the 2019 School Census and the National Basic Education Assessment System (Saeb) 2019.

“These opportunities are numerous, what the index seeks to show is the effort of public policy in relation to education in the country. Opportunities can come from families, the community, the school, we just need to learn to take advantage of them when they present themselves”, evaluated the director-president of the Educational Community (Cedac), Tereza Perez, to the CNN Radio .

She stated that the result is positive, but recalled that the research was done with data from before the pandemic. “There is an improvement, but it has a tendency to stabilize at a very insufficient level. In a post-pandemic period, this effort of ours certainly needs to increase a lot”, she said.

According to Perez, among the investments that need to be made is the training of teachers and managers.

“They have a great possibility of transforming the school climate, making management more democratic, participatory. Investment in training and financing needs to be super guaranteed, as well as access to technology. Everyone needs to have access to the internet and the equipment as well,” she explained.

In the northeast region, all states showed an increase in opportunities. For the CEO of Cedac, this result was possible thanks to the continuity of public policies. “The government changed, but the educational policy continued. This guaranteed and guarantees that the achievements are cumulative”, highlighted Tereza Perez.

“What we see in several places is that, when there is a rupture in public policy, the rupture in learning with children occurs together. They are linked things, we live in a complex ecosystem and everything is connected. Policies need to be continued and the Northeast has been an example of this over the last few years, which is why such a great advance has been made”, he added.

*With production by Isabel Campos

Source: CNN Brasil