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Chemistry teaching, 'scientific illiteracy' and 'functional illiteracy' in Brazil

Robson Fernandes de Farias

Abstract


In the present work, an analysis of the quality of the students who arrive at the Brazilian federal public universities in the last ten years is made, based on basic chemistry classes for the chemistry, chemical engineering and pharmacy courses. In the last ten years, "scientific illiteracy" as well as "functional illiteracy" have only increased, making it possible to establish (as a general trend) a dire prognosis for the quality of graduates of chemistry courses in Brazil.



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