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Public policy and equity: analysis of public elementary school´s offer condition in Ribeirão Preto-SP

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Aline Kazuko Sonobe
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Ribeirão Preto.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC)
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Examining board members:
Jose Marcelino de Rezende Pinto; Thiago Alves; Rubens Barbosa de Camargo
Advisor: Jose Marcelino de Rezende Pinto

In recent years there has been considerable advancement of educational provision in the country and therefore the discussion of the quality and fairness arises with increasing intensity. In this context, this study aimed to examine whether the conditions for the provision of public education in the schools of Ribeirão Preto meet the principles of equity. More specifically seeks to analyze whether there is an attention to the aspects of fairness by comparing the data of the condition of schools offer, the socioeconomic status of the population residing in census tracts where they are located and the socioeconomic status of their students. When possible, private school´s indicator was also analyzed. The study was developed in the perspective of quantitative research and sources of data used are secondary data (microdata) provided by the National Institute for Educational Studies Teixeira (INEP) - Census 2010 School Questionnaire and students\' Proof of Brazil in 2009 and data regarding neighborhoods Institutes of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), using statistical tools. Unlike the common sense, in Ribeirão Preto was not observed a significant difference in the conditions of supply between the public and private schools. However private schools tend to have more science laboratory and fewer students per class. The results indicate the existence of reproductive mechanism in same schools system, indicating although not conclusive such that schools with worse conditions dominate in the poorest regions of the city. Considering the observed situation, especially the wide disparity, it is necessary to implement public policies that work in reducing inequality and the perspective of equity in education offer, guaranteeing a basic level of quality for all. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/14738-6 - Public politics and equity - analyzing public elementary school's condition of Ribeirão Preto-SP
Grantee:Aline Kazuko Sonobe
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master