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School and education in Brazil

In Brazil, 8-year-olds are compulsory and free primary school from the children is 7 to 14 years old. About. 97% of children start primary school. The high school lasts for 3 to 4 years. About. 70% of the 15-17 age group starts in high school. The operation of primary and secondary schools falls under the state and municipalities. Education policy has emphasized decentralization of the education sector since the 1990s.

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There are close to 900 higher education institutions, 25% of which are public and 75% private. 130 of these have university status. Around 20% take higher education. The federal government is responsible for higher education. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Brazil.

There are large regional differences in participation in education and quality of education, especially between schools in the southern part of the country and in the poorer areas of the north. School development has also not kept pace with population growth. At all levels there are private schools, most of which are upper secondary and higher level.

Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, one of today's best-known educators, worked to combat illiteracy in Brazil. He wrote in 1968 the pedagogy of the oppressed. His ideas have been seen as a contribution to the teaching of illiteracy throughout the world.

The proportion of illiterate persons has dropped considerably, but in 2000 it was estimated to be approx. 13% of the population over the age of 15, roughly equally divided between men and women.

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