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ERIC Number: EJ907052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Researchers under Pressure: A Comparative Study of New Forms of Producing, Advising and Transmitting Knowledge in Brazil and the European Union
Bianchetti, Lucidio; Quartiero, Elisa Maria
European Educational Research Journal, v9 n4 p498?509 2010
This article presents some data from the literature and opinions from responses to interviews with 74 Brazilian and 15 European researchers. They were questioned about their work and the consequences to their lives caused by the changes imposed by the Coordinating Agency for Improvement in Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) in Brazil and the implementation of the second and third cycles of the Bologna process. The measures by CAPES, the Brazilian agency that evaluates and provides financial support to graduate education, and the Bologna process are among the strategies to reconstruct higher education. They can be metaphorically compared with a chain in which one of the links is very weak or broken: researchers are under tremendous pressure to present results. Studies have been conducted in Brazil on the responsibilities of these professionals and the consequences for their work and their lives. In terms of the Bologna process, however, the most important discovery is that discussion of the role of professors, supervisors and researchers is still relegated to the realm of commonplace suggestions. Meanwhile, globalization creates many challenges and requires that attention be paid by--and to--all those involved in this process. (Contains 1 table and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil