In the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Telecurso aims to the reduce dropout rate, one of the greatest challenges to the state school system, and to provide accelerated learning to secondary school students.
The program was established in 2012, in partnership with the State of Rio Grande do Norte through the State Secretary of Education and Culture. The space center in Barreira do Inferno, located near the capital, Natal, was the inspiration for the program’s logo.
Contextualized subject matter presented in the Telessala teaching method makes new content accessible and motivates students to take ownership of their learning process. The core Telecurso curriculum used nationwide is adapted to incorporate specific cultural characteristics of a given region where the program is implemented.
Over seven million students across Brazil have completed their primary and secondary education through Telecurso. Since 2001, the Telecurso curriculum has been used as a reference for the National Exam for Certification of Competencies for Young People and Adults (ENCCEJA, by its Portuguese acronym).