The history of indigenous peoples should be addressed as a theme in classes in public and private schools in Elementary and High Schools throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro. This is the determination of Law 9,457/21, authored by deputy Carlos Minc (PSB), sanctioned and published in the Official Gazette this Wednesday (17).
The proposal complements Law 4528/05, which established guidelines for the Education System of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The norm already required the teaching of Afro-Brazilian history and culture. The objective is to rescue the participation of these peoples in the formation of the national society in the social, economic and political areas.
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The measure was approved by the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) on October 20th.
According to the text of the Law, the contents must be taught, above all, in the areas of artistic education, literature and Brazilian history, and may also be offered through field classes, carried out with visits to museums, centers and historical monuments and alike.
The measure determines that the State Councils of Education and the Rights of the Negro participate in the regulation of the measure
“Motivated by the search for a fairer and more egalitarian society, it is necessary to improve democracy and citizenship, reducing prejudice and intolerance, and resisting setbacks and atrophy in the most varied areas of our society. Education is a right for everyone and a duty of the State and the family, and must be promoted, aiming at the full development of the person and his preparation for the exercise of citizenship”, justifies the author in the text of the project.
*With information from Agência Brasil.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Mariana Pitasse