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Educational Inequalities in Contemporary Brazil: definition, measurement and results

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https://doi.org/10.1590/dados.2025.68.2.346

Keywords:

right to education, educational evaluation, justice in education, educational inequalities, IDEB

Abstract

 This paper proposes an indicator that describes, for each Brazilian municipality, its learning level and its inequalities. This indicator is necessary because learning inequalities are growing and they are not observed by the country's main educational indicator, the Elementary Education Development Index (IDEB). The paper initially conceptualizes justice in education, situating it in the debate about theories of justice. Then, it presents the methodological aspects of the indicator and the results obtained. The main conclusion is that the subjects and school grades where the largest number of municipalities increased their learning levels are also those where there was a strong increase in inequalities.

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Author Biographies

Mauricio Ernica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Professor do Departamento de Educação, Conhecimento, Linguagem e Arte (Delart) da Faculdade de Educação da Unicamp. Pesquisador do Núcleo de Estudos em Políticas Públicas e Faculdade de Educação da Unicamp.

Erica Castilho Rodrigues, Galena

Cientista de dados. Foi professora da Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto e pesquisadora convidada da Stanford University

José Francisco Soares, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Professor Emérito da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Posted

05/18/2023

How to Cite

Ernica, M., Castilho Rodrigues, E., & Soares, J. F. (2023). Educational Inequalities in Contemporary Brazil: definition, measurement and results. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/dados.2025.68.2.346

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Applied Social Sciences

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