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Education in Brazil
2015
(short version)
Opening international markets for digital companies
Market Intelligence
Business Development
Sales Representation
www.lata...
About the author
Fabiana Zanni
Brasil Online 1995-1996
Abril 1996-2013
Pearson 2013-2015
Latam Connection 2015
✓ Brazil is the largest market for
primary and secondary
education in Latin America*
✓ World‘s fifth largest market for
po...
Brazilian Education System
✓ Brazilian Education System is organized
in 2 main levels:
Basic
Education
Municipalities
Kind...
Access to postsecondary education
✓ High school is compulsory for those wishing to pursue university studies
✓ In addition...
Government investment in Education
✓ Public investment in Education has increased since 2000
Source: OECD
Key challenges for education in Brazil
✓ Access and retention
✓ Literacy
✓ Quality
✓ Infrastructure and Planning
✓ Teacher...
PISA 2013 results
Brazil placed 58th
out of 65 countries
Student average score:
402 (< 497 average
OECD)
MATHEMATICS
Low
p...
National Education Plan: goals and strategies
1 Universal access to
kindergarten
2 Universal access to
primary education
3...
Private sector has grown substantially in the last decade due to
social demographic changes and government incentives
✓ Ne...
Basic Education
Sources: INEP/MEC
Basic school in Brazil is largely provided by
Government
2 million teachers
Over the last decade, the increase in purchasing power
caused families to exchange public by private schools
✓ Revenue of ...
Sistemas de Ensino: a Brazilian alternative for an
integrated approach to basic education
✓ Sistemas de Ensino have emerge...
Postsecondary Education
Sources: INEP/MEC / World Bank / Hoper
Brazil is the 5th largest postsecondary education
market worldwide, with 7,3 millio...
Source: Hoper / INEP / MEC
Private institutions are primary providers of
postsecondary education in Brazil.
Distance learning is the fastest growing mode of
education in the postsecondary education market
Sources: MEC
Vocational Education
Vocational Education
✓ Technical education might be one of
the fastest solutions for the current
scarcity of skilled worke...
English teaching
The penetration of English language education in
Brazil is still very low
Sources: Data Popular / British Council
English teaching is reduced to the very basics in
regular school
✓ Although teaching of a foreign language at elementary a...
Technology
50% of Brazilians
have Internet
access
✓ Brazil’s online population has
quadrupled over the past decade
✓ Brazilians are a...
On the other hand…
✓ Internet usage varies according to region and class
✓ Household Internet penetration has been held by...
Technology and digital
resources usages @ school
Urban schools (public and private), primary and secondary education
Infrastructure and connectivity are some of the main
barriers to the use technology in Brazilian public schools
Private
98...
Thank you
Fabiana Zanni
fabiana@latamconnection.com
+55 11 999858967
Contact us for a detailed report
contact@latamconnection.com
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Education in Brazil

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An overview of Brazilian education, from kindergarten to higher education, covering public and private sectors.

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Education in Brazil

  1. 1. Education in Brazil 2015 (short version)
  2. 2. Opening international markets for digital companies Market Intelligence Business Development Sales Representation www.latamconnection.com
  3. 3. About the author Fabiana Zanni Brasil Online 1995-1996 Abril 1996-2013 Pearson 2013-2015 Latam Connection 2015
  4. 4. ✓ Brazil is the largest market for primary and secondary education in Latin America* ✓ World‘s fifth largest market for postsecondary education** Sources: * Mercosur Education System Statistical Indicators / ** UNESCO (2010/2013) Market size 58 million students 240k schools (K-12) 2,4k schools (HED) 50,7 million students (K-12) (15% private) 7,3 million students (HED) (73% private; 17% distance) 2 million teachers (K-12) 200k teachers (HED)
  5. 5. Brazilian Education System ✓ Brazilian Education System is organized in 2 main levels: Basic Education Municipalities Kindergarten + preschool Elementary + Lower Secondary Education Upper Secondary Education Higher Education Undergraduate Graduate State Governments Federal Government* ✓ Government level responsibility: Extension Vocational * Federal Government also sets the overall educational policies and objectives and allocates federal funding to all education levels
  6. 6. Access to postsecondary education ✓ High school is compulsory for those wishing to pursue university studies ✓ In addition, students must go through a selection process ✓ Since 2009, students can use the score obtained in the National Secondary Education Examination (Enem) to join a few universities in the country. Basic Education Higher Education . Vestibular . ENEM
  7. 7. Government investment in Education ✓ Public investment in Education has increased since 2000 Source: OECD
  8. 8. Key challenges for education in Brazil ✓ Access and retention ✓ Literacy ✓ Quality ✓ Infrastructure and Planning ✓ Teacher training & development Sources United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / to ABC Proof 2011 / Prova Brasil 2011 / INEP / MEC / OECD / PISA 2012
  9. 9. PISA 2013 results Brazil placed 58th out of 65 countries Student average score: 402 (< 497 average OECD) MATHEMATICS Low performance students High performance students 67,1% 1,1% SCIENCE Low performance students High performance students 61% 0,3% READING Low performance students High performance students 49,2% 0,5%
  10. 10. National Education Plan: goals and strategies 1 Universal access to kindergarten 2 Universal access to primary education 3 Universal access to secondary education 4 Universal access to special / inclusive education 5 Literacy for all children until 3rd year of elementary school. 6 Full-day schooling in at least 50% of public schools 7 Appropriate learning at the right age 8 Average education of at least 12 years of study 9 Literacy and functional literacy for youth and adults 10 Vocational education for youth and adults 11 To triple enrollment of Vocational Education 12 To raise gross enrollment rate in higher ed to 50% 13 More teachers with master's and doctorate in Higher Education 14 More enrollments in graduate school 15 Higher education for teachers 16 50% of high school teachers with graduate degrees 17 Teacher appreciation 18 Career plan for teachers 19 Democratic management for education 20 10% of GDP in education by 2024
  11. 11. Private sector has grown substantially in the last decade due to social demographic changes and government incentives ✓ New middle class ✓ Gain in purchase power ✓ Need for skilled labor force ✓ Government financial incentives focusing mainly Postsecondary Education
  12. 12. Basic Education
  13. 13. Sources: INEP/MEC Basic school in Brazil is largely provided by Government 2 million teachers
  14. 14. Over the last decade, the increase in purchasing power caused families to exchange public by private schools ✓ Revenue of private schools grew by 23% in two years ✓ On the other hand, the reduction of birth rates contributed to the decrease in number of public schools Sources: INEP/MEC
  15. 15. Sistemas de Ensino: a Brazilian alternative for an integrated approach to basic education ✓ Sistemas de Ensino have emerged by a combination of unique factors in Brazil: strong demographic pressure, poor teacher qualification and experience from the pre-test market ✓ A SISTEMA consists of a solution pack including product and services, consulting, training and whatever is involved in school environment ✓ It serves both private and public schools (average school size: 300 – 1000 students) ✓ Financial model: single ticket per student/school year paid by the institution. This value is incorporated into the tuition charged by the institution
  16. 16. Postsecondary Education
  17. 17. Sources: INEP/MEC / World Bank / Hoper Brazil is the 5th largest postsecondary education market worldwide, with 7,3 million students 61% growth in 9 years 6,7% CAGR
  18. 18. Source: Hoper / INEP / MEC Private institutions are primary providers of postsecondary education in Brazil.
  19. 19. Distance learning is the fastest growing mode of education in the postsecondary education market Sources: MEC
  20. 20. Vocational Education
  21. 21. Vocational Education ✓ Technical education might be one of the fastest solutions for the current scarcity of skilled workers in Brazil ✓ Between 2007 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in technical programs grew at an average rate of 13.5% per year Sources: INEP Private 47,8% Public 52,2% X
  22. 22. English teaching
  23. 23. The penetration of English language education in Brazil is still very low Sources: Data Popular / British Council
  24. 24. English teaching is reduced to the very basics in regular school ✓ Although teaching of a foreign language at elementary and high school is compulsory in Brazil, English teaching - both public and private - is unable to provide students with a usable level of English. ✓ Lack of language teaching equipment, overfilled classrooms, poor teacher qualification and few hours set aside for teaching English contribute for bad results
  25. 25. Technology
  26. 26. 50% of Brazilians have Internet access ✓ Brazil’s online population has quadrupled over the past decade ✓ Brazilians are avid users of social networks. ✓ High speed of smartphones penetration ✓ Increasingly, teachers and principals are actively experimenting with new technology and teaching practices on their own. Sources: CETIC CETIC (Brazil’s Center for Information and Communication Technologies) Internet usage in Brazil is not universal, but digital engagement is high More than 60 million Facebook users 75% of Brazilians have a mobile phone 1.25 cellphone subscriptions per capita Almost 11% of households have a tablet 21% use mostly smartphones for going online
  27. 27. On the other hand… ✓ Internet usage varies according to region and class ✓ Household Internet penetration has been held by high prices and gaps in coverage ✓ 63% of people without a computer at home state that they cannot afford one ✓ 20% of Internet users still frequent Internet cafes ✓ Few of Brazil’s government departments have gone fully digital Sources: CETIC CETIC (Brazil’s Center for Information and Communication Technologies)
  28. 28. Technology and digital resources usages @ school Urban schools (public and private), primary and secondary education
  29. 29. Infrastructure and connectivity are some of the main barriers to the use technology in Brazilian public schools Private 98% Schools with computer Public 99% Private 99% Schools with Internet access Public 95% Private 13% Schools with tablets Public 11% ✓ There is significant increase of mobile devices in public schools - especially tablets - derived from government programs that distribute such equipment ✓ Most teachers of public and private institutions say the number of computers available are not enough Private 28% Schools that have internet connection of up to 2 Mbps Public 52%
  30. 30. Thank you Fabiana Zanni fabiana@latamconnection.com +55 11 999858967
  31. 31. Contact us for a detailed report contact@latamconnection.com

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