The program, implemented in the state of Bahia since 2014, aims to address the challenge of age-grade distortion among elementary and junior high school students, which one of the most difficult problems facing the school systems in the country.
Telecurso Ressignificando a Aprendizagem (New Meaning to Learning) is made possible by a partnership with the State of Bahia through the State Secretariat of Education. The core Telecurso curriculum used nationwide is adapted to incorporate specific cultural characteristics of a given region where the program is implemented. Relating new information to students’ own experiences facilitates access to new content matter and enables students to take ownership of the learning process. Support strategies, including ongoing teacher training, mentoring and assessment, ensure high rates of success across varied contexts.
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).