Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
School and Life Project Construction: concept and practice in high schools in the state of São Paulo/Brazil
Joyce Mary Adam
The contribution of the school institution to the construction of the life project for young people and adolescents has gained visibility in the last two decades in Brazil being the object of policies and consequent legislation on the subject. What this paper stands out is that there are different approaches with respect to the meaning given to the theme “life project”, which can refer both to issues of personal life and identity construction, as well as to issues specifically focused on professional insertion. Thus, the school is presented as the space that should include as its task the construction of the students’ life project, promoting a space for reflection and projection about the future. The future, however, as different authors point out (Lecardi, 2014, 2005; Castel, 1997; Sennett, 2002), is full of uncertainties, especially when we refer to the issue of training for work. From these reflections, this paper aims to discuss the life project module as one of the curricular components of high school in Brazil. The research methodology was the documental analysis of the legislation that establishes this educational policy, in the state of São Paulo, from a critical perspective. As a conclusion, the concept of life project adopted will be highlighted the positive aspects, related to the benefits that the introduction of this module can represent, as well as the negative aspects by linking only this module to the professional insertion, in a phase of identity construction of the students.
Keywords: educational police; identity; professional insertion; school and the future.