At the invitation of the Confucius Institute, FALCONI Educação leader Wilson Risolia, our associate Izabela Murici and consultant Rebeca Loureiro were in China from 9 to 20 October, to learn more about the best educational practices from the system that is a world reference.
Risolia led the group, which also had representatives from education departments and professionals linked to educational institutions and companies. During the period, the group of nine people visited schools and universities and presented an overview of education and management in Brazil.
“I noticed that it is very clear that management in China is what makes the whole system work. Goals, indicators and routine management are very strong. It is not only the love of the profession, but also a clear vision of the country that makes this system work, “said Rebeca.
Izabela also highlighted her impressions of the country: “China has a strong national project, which is understood by everyone and education is overvalued in this project. It’s cultural. The father values education and does everything so that the child has the best education possible and the child is disciplined and dedicated”.
Education as a value
In China, all schools offer full-time education and teachers undergo rigorous training, with 40 universities in the country dedicated to training these professionals. The investment generates results: students in Shanghai (largest Chinese city) hold the highest positions in international examinations such as PISA – International Student Assessment Program – and there is a plan for the country to expand the evaluation to other provinces.
Risolia highlighted the lessons learned from the experience: “Education is seen as a consistent model and is anchored in a ‘national project’. At all levels, it is very clear where the Chinese want to go. This vision of the future and focus on consistent results identifies us with China’s educational model. “
In addition to the FALCONI Educação team, the committee was composed of: Ana Qiao, a professor at the Confucius Institute; Frederico Amâncio, Secretary of Education of Pernambuco; Eduardo Malini, Undersecretary of Education of the State of Espírito Santo; Adriana Nóbrega, director of the Confucius Institute; Vanessa Masseroni, HR manager of Klabin; Claudia Damico, a professor in Rio de Janeiro; Olavo Filho, Project Manager for “Todos pela Educação” (Everyone for Education); Eduardo Pádua, superintendent of the Municipal Department of Education of Rio de Janeiro;
In the video below, Chinese students and Undersecretary of Education of Espírito Santo, Eduardo Malini, talk about education in China:
About FALCONI Educação
This is an action aimed at improving the management of public or private institutions from basic to higher education, FALCONI Educação‘s goal is to transform education so that education can transform Brazil.
It is led by Wilson Risolia, who worked as Secretary of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro and raised the Basic Education Development Index (IDEB) of the State for secondary-level education, thus moving the State from second-to-last to 4th place in the national ranking. Recently, he took over the Brazilian Academy of Education.
Published on Nov. 11, 2016