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Analysis of the life conditions of quilombolas communities in Tocantins, Brazil

Revista Brasileira de Educação do Campo. 2020;5:1-21 DOI 10.20873/uft.rbec.e8671

 

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Journal Title: Revista Brasileira de Educação do Campo

ISSN: 2525-4863 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Federal do Tocantins

Society/Institution: Universidade Federal do Tocantins

LCC Subject Category: Education

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English, Portuguese

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AUTHORS


Annyelle Figueredo Teles (Universidade Federal do Tocantins - UFT)

Luciana da Costa da Silva (Universidade Federal do Tocantins - UFT)

Amanda Cordeiro da Silva (Universidade Federal do Tocantins - UFT)

Ibis Alan de Souza (Secretaria de Educação de Porto Nacional - TO)

Carla Simone Seibert (Universidade Federal do Tocantins - UFT)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 5 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The present study carried out a descriptive approach on the living conditions of families in some quilombola communities in the state of Tocantins. Through the application of a structured questionnaire, 414 families were interviewed, distributed in 21 quilombola communities in the State. From the interviews, it was observed that the communities were formed by a higher percentage of male quilombolas, in the adult age group. Many families had an income of up to one minimum wage, a value also made possible by the Bolsa Família Program, which complements the income of these families. In addition, a significant percentage of the residents engaged in farming and/or handicraft activities, and most of the population had Elementary School I (5th grade) as an educational level. The results of this study revealed that, despite having improved the access of quilombola communities to schools, many families are low-income and still lack basic sanitation and electricity in their homes. Therefore, the information presented here can contribute to the implementation of public policies aimed at quilombola communities in Tocantins.