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

Maria Angélica Pedra Minhoto

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E-mail: mminhoto@unifesp.br  

Minhoto is graduated in Pedagogy and Economics, holds a Master's and PhD in Education from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. She is a professor at the Department of Education - Unifesp and coordinator of the Society, University and Science Studies Center - SoU_Ciência. She conducts research in the area of Educational Policy, working mainly on the following topics: expansion and financing of higher education, national assessment system (basic and higher education), assessment of educational institutions, work and teaching career. Currently, she develops research projects that aim to analyze the impact of public policies for the expansion and financing of Higher Education and science and technology on the country's economic and social development, the purposes of the public university and the concept of contemporary higher education, the monitoring of graduate and postgraduate students and the impact of educational quality indicators and large-scale assessments on student and teacher education and on the work of educators at all stages of education.

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Education

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.


Advisors
Ana Paula Santiago do Nascimento
Celia Maria Benedicto Giglio

Claudia Barcelos de Moura Abreu
Débora Cristina Goulart

Luiz Carlos Novaes 
Márcia Aparecida Jacomini
Maria Angélica Pedra Minhoto

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