Survey will subsidize educational action to re-educate ethnic-racial and gender relations
The questionnaire is part of the AFROIF Project - curriculum, decolonial thinking and teacher training, a proposal contemplated in the Public Notice “Racial Equity in Basic Education”, from the Center for the Study of Labor Relations and Inequalities (Ceert), which among other actions provides for research with the teachers from all 36 IFSP campuses.
“The collaboration of teachers is essential to make it possible to know the difficulties, relevant experiences and potential that such professionals have to promote an educational action geared towards the re-education of ethnic-racial and gender relations and to develop a pedagogical proposal with a perspective on history and African, Afro-Brazilian and indigenous culture. We hope to count on the participation of all teachers, both from the common base, general training, propaedeutics, as well as from the areas of professional, technical, high school and higher education ”, analyzes Valquiria Tenório, member of the Center for Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Studies (NEABI / IFSP) and the Research Steering Committee.
Teachers will be able to answer the questionnaire here
Prepared by a group of researchers from the Center for Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Studies (NEABI) of the IFSP and collaborators, the AFROIF Project is among the 15 proposals for applied research selected from a total of 605 submitted to the Racial Equity in Basic Education Edital. from all over Brazil. The projects were approved by the Center for the Study of Labor Relations and Inequalities (CEERT), an initiative by Itaú Social in partnership with Instituto Unibanco, Fundação Tide Setubal and Unicef. “We will count on resources in the order of R $ 150 thousand for applied research, the result of which will make concrete theoretical and practical training actions feasible, aiming at the effective insertion of African, Afro-Brazilian and indigenous history and culture in our curriculum and pedagogical practice” , explains Caroline Jango, a pedagogue and project coordinator.
The announcement calls for the project to be carried out by April 1, 2022. For this purpose, it is being developed in three stages. The first stage is the application of the questionnaire on campus, which will target 2.611 permanent active teachers from all units of the Institute. Based on the results and demands indicated, a training course will be built that will offer innovative training processes to teachers, something different, based on the diagnosis obtained. “The objective is to open permanent spaces for listening, exchanging experiences and decolonial knowledge, with the creation of centers for the production of didactic and reference materials that support educational action in the various areas of knowledge with a perspective on Africanities. For this, the participation of teachers in answering the questionnaires is essential ”, considers Professor Huyra Araújo, a member of NEABI / IFSP and the project's Steering Committee.
The work will also allow progress to be made in consolidating the insertion of knowledge and content that are being guided in the construction of the Basic Education Reference Curricula of the IFSP (CRs).
The actions are also aimed at complying with Laws 10.639 / 03 and 11.645 / 08, which amended the Law on Guidelines and Bases for National Education and includes the mandatory themes of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture and Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous History and Culture, respectively , in primary and secondary education establishments.
Since 1990, the Center for the Study of Labor Relations and Inequalities (Ceert) has carried out research and intervention programs focused on valuing diversity and promoting race and gender equity in the labor market. By investing in the promotion of racial and gender equity in institutions, Ceert intends to contribute to breaking the cycle of violence to which black people in Brazil are subjected, especially black youth, through the exercise of the right to decent work, in level playing field. Thus, in addition to denouncing the violence suffered daily and systematically by the black population, whose youth and women experience extremely high rates of homicides and other forms of violation of fundamental rights, Ceert seeks to build alternatives for better living conditions for this population segment, for example. through the full enjoyment of their social and economic rights.