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ERIC Number: ED426636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 30
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University Education and Professional Profile of Chemists: Tradition and Modernity.
Silva, Joyce Mary Adam de Paula
This study examined the education of chemistry professionals in Brazil in light of the profile of such professionals in the current job market. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 chemists employed by two foreign and one domestic companies in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The chemists were graduates of the three major universities in the state--the University of Campinas, Methodist University of Piracicaba, and the State University of Sao Paulo. Chemists employed by the first company, a French multinational, recognized the economic aspects of the business and their work and were able to balance the technical and managerial functions of their jobs. Chemists employed by the second company, a family-run Brazilian concern, demonstrated neither particular enthusiasm or conflicts over their professional role. Chemists employed by the third company, an Argentinean multinational that had gone through several management changes, had trouble recognizing the economic aspects of their work and instead focused almost entirely on the technical nature of their jobs. The professional profile of chemists in Brazil is discussed in light of the chemistry curriculum at the three universities from which the participants graduated. (Contains 35 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil