Public policy for rural education: A systematic review of Brazilian publications

Giuliano Alves Borges e Silva, Fernanda de Souza Gusmão Louredo, Frederico José Lustosa da Costa


This research investigates the contemporary publications about rural education policies. The paper intends to verify both, the scientific progress and the subjects addressed in Brazilian journals. A systematic review was used in the “Periódicos Capes” database through the descriptors “rural education” and “public policy”, date “2009/2017”. The criteria for inclusions in the analysis were a clearly defined methodology and the possibility of setting a thematic framework. Ninety-three papers were analyzed, with 52 selected for general descriptive analysis, and 10 selected for in-depth discussion. Qualitative empirical studies predominated, and the main thematic trend was “regional trajectory” (31%). Consequently, a strong tendency was demonstrated throughout the publications: contemporary phenomena observed from the perspective of the country’s citizens.



public policy; rural education; scientific progress; systematic review


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