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PAIVA, Camila Ferreira Lopes  and  SILVA, Joyce Mary Adam de Paula e. As polêmicas faces do ensino médio. Educ. Teoria Prática [online]. 2013, vol.23, n.43, pp.44-61. ISSN 1981-8106.

This article discusses the problems faced by high school, as the dichotomy between work and training workup and truancy, the teaching at this level is still alarming. To contribute to the discussion, we used the ideas of Gramsci (1985) about the unitary school that offers training which prepared for all citizens to a manager. Overcoming the dichotomy and truancy specifically in high school, opposing to what many people think, implies the replacement of that individualistic and meritocratic society, in which the person himself is totally responsible for his success and his failure, where all goods and cultural materials are available to all citizens. Therefore, the solution lies not in remediable actions, as the government has proposed that the problems have deeper roots than we think. Thus, we think that the school itself will not make a revolutionary change in society; however, the revolution will not happen without school. There is no way to overcome this alienated society with persistently alienated actions.

Keywords : High School; Vocational Education; Truancy.

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