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ERIC Number: ED423176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Curriculum Studies in Brasil: A Study of the Teaching Practice.
Marcondes, Maria Ines; Tura, Maria de Lourdes Rangel; de Macedo, Elizabeth Fernandes
This study analyzes how undergraduate university teachers are thinking in the classroom about the theoretical and practical contents related to the subject called "Curriculum Studies." The study focuses on the aspects of the theory-practice relationship, the idea of curriculum, and the theoretical references used by the undergraduate teachers. The research used multiple case studies, examining six different classrooms using ethnographic techniques--basically classroom observation and interviews. Two courses at a federal university, two at a state university, and two at a private institutions in the Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) area were classrooms of study. Two observers were in each classroom for a period of four hours every week. From the data collected, courses tended to be divided into two parts, the theoretical one and the practical one. Concepts of curriculum are presented at the beginning of the course, but the problem arises with a variety of definitions of terms from various texts. No authors are considered to be "classical" in the field of education. The paper concludes there is no consensus about what should be taught in a course on "curriculum studies." (Contains 19 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil