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ERIC Number: ED511290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Perceptions of Higher Education in Brazil in the First Decade of the Third Millennium
Lucchesi, Martha Abrahao Saad; Malanga, Eliana Branco
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n6 p31-44 Jun 2010
This study aims at reflecting upon the Brazilian higher education situation in a context of deep change regarding the contemporary way of life. This study stems from evidence generated from field research. The expansion of the higher education system in Brazil, for historical, political and economic reasons, has taken place mainly by means of private institutions following logic close to a market one, according to some theoreticians. The general objectives of this paper are to reflect upon the situation of the Brazilian higher education at the end of the first decade of the 21st century and to investigate the advances of the "research is learning itself" (Lucchesi, 2002) paradigm from its conceptual set through an analysis of the official discourse from higher education institutions. This paper aims at verifying whether such discourse has been translating the intention of rendering such paradigm concrete. By means of the analysis of the discourse manifested at advertising messages from the private higher education institutions, this study aims at understanding what they now believe to be the model for teaching and learning capable of meeting the Brazilian youth's needs. The authors have observed that the relationship between teaching and learning is promised by the private higher education institutions. Therefore, the scope of this study is the persuasive content of the message from the private higher education institutions to conquer new students. (Contains 2 tables and 23 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil