The challenge of school time extension in two contexts: Federal District (Brazil) and Catalonia (Spain)

Abstract The present article contemplates an analysis on the extension of the school time in the basic education; and evidences that the subject has occupied great space in the international literature. In Brazil, he comes to gain relevance with the new reorganization of secondary education. Because this is a comparative study, the article focuses on the experience of organizing school time in the Federal District (Brazil) compared to Catalonia (Spain); and based on the diversity of terms and concepts, the study focuses the analysis of the student’s daily time. With that, it presents as results the differences in the organization of the daily school day, in the autonomy and in the infrastructure of the educational centers of the two contexts. And he concludes, among others, that this expansion requires the assessment of the opinions of different interlocutors and the context in which the proposal will be developed.