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Public policies and the reality of teachers: Youth and Adults Education in Ponta Grossa – PR

Author(s): Rita de Cássia da Silva Oliveira | Flávia da Silva Oliveira | Paola Andressa Scortegagna

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 195;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Políticas públicas | Educação de Jovens e Adultos | Professores da EJA | Public Policies | Youth and Adults Education | Teachers of Adult Education

The present article aims at identifying the public policies related to Youth and Adults Education - EJA and the profile of literacy teachers working with this type of education in Ponta Grossa – Paraná State (Brazil). The research was interpretative, as well as quantitative and qualitative. During the field research, a survey was used to collect data. Ten literacy teachers of EJA courses participated of the research, each of these teachers coming from a different school. The schools that had the largest number of students enrolled in EJA courses and that offered them for the longest time were the ones selected for the research. The analysis revealed that the EJA is a type of education which is increasingly socially recognized and regarded by teachers as a possible means of regaining citizenship and of social and professional climbing for the students.
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