Educomunicação as a public policy to promote authorial work at school

Ana Claudia Pavão Siluk, Lilian Roberta Ilha Saccol, Angela Balbina Neves Picada


The Mais Educação Program is a public policy with a main objective to improve the environment of Brazilian public schools. This policy has 10 macro fields; one of them is the Educomunicação, defined as the education of communication, so as to strengthen student’s ability to express themselves. From this perspective, the general research objective was to investigate the challenges and possibilities of Educomunicação in maximizing the development of the authorial work of Elementary School students using school radio media. Specifically, the study aimed to identify the challenges of planning educational practices at school, specifically related to the processes of student authorship and co-authorship based on the principles of Educomunicação, and to point to the contributions of school radio media to student work. The research employed an exploratory and descriptive methodology, and the delineation adopted was Research Action. Conducted at a public school in southern Brazil, the study participants included 19 fourth grade students engaging in Educomunicação practices with school radio media. The study emphasizes how the Mais Educação Program and its macro field Educomunicação enhances the processes of student authorship and co-authorship and greater facilitates contextualized and socially embedded teaching and learning.


Public policy; federal programs; educational radio


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