Illiteracy in Brazil

Brazil has about 16 million illiterates!

It is not known today that the illiteracy rate in Brazil is still high, with millions of illiterates over 15 years of age. This is a reality caused by archaic education models, without innovations, which hinder the creative capacity of the subjects, generating insecurity and personal dissatisfaction.

Convinced that it is useless to continue in school, many students withdraw from it due to sheer lack of motivation, because they do not believe that they are capable of winning.

Fear dominates the pleasant sensations of learning, as previous repetitions, exposures in front of colleagues, humiliation in the classroom restrain the subject, demonstrating that he is not capable.

In Brazil, there is still the idea that the underprivileged are unable to learn, having to accept that they are the country's heavy and cheap labor, being on the margins of our social pyramid.

To improve this vision, the school must maintain an educational policy aimed at meeting diversity, through action plans that value each one's abilities and potential. It would even be to identify what each one is good at, in which each one can collaborate with the experiences and growth of the group.

Thus, concerned with the lag in teaching, seeking to qualify the teaching work, they turn to the motivation of these students, giving them opportunity, inserting them in a group that is more advanced.

Furthermore, one cannot rule out the social reality in which each one lives. Many children are paralyzed because they do not receive the necessary attention, others are targets of aggression, others suffer sexual abuse, some have to work to support their families, etc.

The school needs to consider all these aspects and many others, rethinking its values, seeking to reduce the differences between students, identifying why some learn and others do not.

According to research by the Ministry of Education, in Brazil there are 16 million illiterates, people who cannot even write a note. As for those who did not complete the 4th grade of elementary school I, there are 33 million, concentrated in 50% in the north and northeast of the country.

In this way, we can question how the social and economic growth of the country will happen if we do not have a consistent educational policy?

You need to rethink to change.

By Jussara de Barros


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