International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Federative Autonomy and Articulation in Brazilian Councils of Education
Katherine Finn Zander

The competencies of educational councils are defined by the competencies of the respective educational systems. However, even with the fact that they are defined by Federal Constitution and other educational legislation, there are still many gaps and complications caused by the proposed collaboration regime, which ends to provide subsumption and bargain of some entities in relation to others. Also, stands out the fact that not all federal entities have their own educational system. In consequence, not all of them have their own councils, or if they do, the council have no normative function. To keep the coherence between and, at the same time, the autonomy of the systems, most federal countries created instances of articulation between the federal levels. In Brazil, this role could be performed by the National Council of Education (CNE), but not much for this goal is being done.

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