Campus Guarulhos • Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
Postgraduate Program in Education

Claudia Barcelos de Moura Abreu

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Claudia Barcelos de Moura Abreu is a Ph.D. (1998) in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a Master (1993) in Education from the Federal University of São Carlos. Conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of California / Berkeley in 2016. She holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Degree in Psychology from the Federal University of Uberlândia, completed in 1987. Associate professor in the Department of Education at the Federal University of São Paulo and professor in the Graduate Program in Education at the same institution. She is linked to the Education, State, Labor Research Line and leader of the Research Group ''Subjects, spaces and practices in the field of youth and adult education”. She develops research in the areas of Education and Work, Youth and Adult Education, International Studies on teaching work, and Labor and professional activities within the Prison System Penitentiaries.

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Education is a core element of a human being’s constitution and comprises the social formation processes involved in gaining access to a group’s culture and to ways of being, acting and reflecting. Educational processes and practices occur intentionally or not in different socialization settings. Education happens in relationships between human beings with the goal of forming individuals and it is tied to the civilization process. Starting at the modern era, schools have concentrated the social responsibility to form subjects so as to ensure their participation in the productive system as well as in public life. Educational action presupposes a specific set of conceptions about what is to be human, and such conceptions vary according to social and historical contexts. Education is also related to culture, to values shared by human groups and communities. Education transmits, perpetuates and changes the human experience of culture through the teaching and learning relationship.

Concentration 2:  Education, State, Work

This degree concentration is structured around the belief that in order to study the school, the politics and social relationships that shape institutional education, it is necessary to reflect on the broad categories that play a part in human formation, such as work, culture, economics, education and the State as one possibility for contemporary social organization. Therefore, this concentration encompasses research of different theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches on the relationships between Work, State and Education, using the theoretical frameworks of disciplines such as Social, Political and Economic Sciences, as well as History. This concentration welcomes research on the implementation and evaluation of educational public policies; on international educational policy and reforms; on policy pertaining to syllabi and educational evaluation; and finally, on the work conditions faced by teachers and educational management professionals. This concentration is structured around the right to education, educational democratization and the interfacing between educational policy and practices.

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