ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI RACIST EDUCATION IN BRAZIL
Keywords:Ethnical-Racial Relations, Racism, Antiracist education, Teacher education
Considering the current context of the 20th anniversary of the Law 10,639/2003 and 15th of the Law 11,645/2008, this article offers an analysis of the advances and challenges that permeate the implementation of Antiracist Education in Brazil. In the first section, we discuss racism as complex phenomenon, structural and multidimensional, whose approach in the school context requires teachers equipped with specific theoretical and methodological tools and racial literacy. In the second section, we examine recent publications that map the main difficulties in implementing anti-racist education in schools and that point to an important gap regarding racial issues in teacher education. In the third section, focusing on the perspective of future teachers, we analyze the perception of undergraduate students at the University of Brasília regarding the subject Education of Ethnic-Racial Relations as a curricular component in the initial education of teachers. The triangulated examination of these three analytical dimensions points to a mutually reinforcing relationship between the gaps in the initial training of teachers and the difficulties in teaching African, Afro-Brazilian and indigenous histories and cultures in basic education. The absence and/or irregular or non-mandatory provision of curricular components aimed at training future teachers appears as an obstacle to implementing antiracist approaches to Brazilian cultural diversity in our education systems.
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