The silencing of basic education teachers by the strategy of making them speak

Abstract This article aims to question the proposal of a Base Nacional Comum Curricular (BNCC; National Curricular Common Basis) as an anti-happening which chokes the possibility of basic education teachers to problematize, while also affirming the curriculum as a complex space of ethical, poetic and political events that enhances inventive learning. This paper uses the association between bibliographic-documentary research and field research in conversations with teachers from two municipal schools, seeking to verify how teachers problematize official documents in their relationship with the curricula of these schools as happening or anti-happening. The article concludes that the experts silence teachers’ voices, in a process of stimulating the participation of teachers in a way through which, by making the teachers speak, the experts’ discourse is legitimized and, under an apparent participation, the teachers remain without any effective decision-making power. The paper concludes, however, that there is indeed a silenced problematization of the process of social subjection to vertically imposed models.