Cooperation agreement between the Union of higher education Maintainers and the Instituto Ayrton Senna was signed after meeting, to support closer ties between universities and schools.


The Ayrton Senna Institute signed a cooperation agreement with the SEMESP (union of higher education maintainers) on Monday 5th September, in São Paulo. From this agreement, the organizations will hold further meetings to build together proposals for teacher education that are more linked to the daily life of schools Basic Education and the search to improve the quality of education offered to all students.

The agreement was signed during a meeting between teams of the Institute and the union, as well as deans and representatives of various private educational institutions, operating in the State of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Brasilia, among other places. The meeting sought to present, on the one hand, the challenges for some students who leave high school with gaps in training and will become teachers, but often do not complete higher education; On the other hand, also discuss the performance of the impact of teachers who leave university for the training of students of primary and secondary education, showing the cycle in which the two areas are connected.

“The current situation requires strong links between higher education and basic education, as the challenges will only be overcome through a collaborative effort. Today, we begin to identify possible synergies for this work, “said the director of Articulation and Innovation Institute, Mozart Neves Ramos. “To promote the integral development of the student, we need inspiring teachers, and it involves the training they had in their universities, and career issues.”

Mozart presented to representatives of the faculties some Institute of initiatives in which high school teachers undergo in-service training that includes comprehensive education content, socio-emotional skills (related to how each deal with their own feelings, relate to others and your life goals), with innovative components for its methodology, such as the development projects.

Rodrigo Capelato, executive director of the union, reminded the participants that a large proportion of high school students is not enough to consider the sequence of studies at a university, and this trend can be reversed. “So it is important to seek a joint action and assume protagonist position to contribute to reverse several trends we see in education and contribute to quality educational policies,” he said.

College representatives have reported some of the difficulties faced in degree courses and the high dropout rates of students, and raised some current opportunities for undergraduate students to acquire new perspective of action in partnership with public schools, but with innovative formats for accompanying. Soon, organizations will hold new rounds of discussions, to share joint solutions to challenges we all must face.

source: Ayrton Senna Institute