Commodifying Education: Theoretical and Methodological by Roberto Leher, Inny Accioly

By Roberto Leher, Inny Accioly

The texts during this booklet don't compose a trifling choice: the questions that advisor the chapters shape a cohesively and coherently established totality which expresses the stream of building of what the authors comprehend to be a brand new not easy within the schooling box in Brazil and within the world.

The ebook addresses easy, expert and undergraduate schooling from views that spotlight diverse features of privatization, commercialization and commodification, in addition to the presence of the company neighborhood within the definition of academic guidelines. those degrees and modalities of training are analysed in articulation either with technology, know-how and so-called technological innovation rules and with the modus operandi of the state.

“This is a booklet that are meant to be learn through lecturers, directors and all worldwide voters who've a stake sooner or later of the planet. not like many books by way of authors from the USA who assault poverty and financial inequality with out critiquing capitalism, this publication has the braveness to problem capitalism at its very roots. Capitalism connects us all and it'll require we all to dismantle capitalism and exchange it with a socialist substitute. Commodifying schooling finds how schooling in Brazil is inextricably entangled within the common sense and perform of monetary fascism, which fits less than many names, similar to austerity capitalism and neoliberal capitalism. i encourage educators in every single place to have interaction the lucid arguments awarded during this vital work.” – Peter McLaren, extraordinary Professor in serious stories, Chapman college, and writer of Pedagogy of Insurrection

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In the meantime, the sector’s mergers and incorporations, as well as its association with investment funds, opened yet another channel for transferring public funds to financial capital. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS The research about publishing corporations, their relations with the market and the state’s role in this process serves as a good example for the debate here developed 16 Education and Financial Capital on state policies and capital’s current stage. Along this book, this subject will be approached in relation to other aspects of education, so as to identify that these economic policies oriented towards supplying the market’s demands are joined by ideological strategies aimed at convincing society about such policies’ inclusive or democratic character.

Along Brazilian history, the adoption of development-oriented strategies resulted in deepening social contradictions, since they were commanded by “a bourgeoisie in possession of limited modernizing spirit that, moreover, tended to restrict modernization to business and immediate conditions of economic activity and economic growth” (Fernandes, 2005). Several approaches articulate education and development. Cunha (1980), in the book Education and Social Development in Brazil, presents three directions given by the main approaches: (1) investing in education is investing in “human capital”, which would contribute to the growth of national income; (2) education is the key to building a “modern” society, due to which following “advanced” and “developed” nations’ model is necessary; (3) education is the key for building a just society and can also be an instrument to achieving opportunity equalization (Cunha, 1980).

Until July 2015, the program’s implemented budget was in R$ 551 million, out of which 97% (R$ 518 million) were allocated to the S System. PNE aims to triple registrations in technical vocational education and training; nevertheless, this provision is being 29 I. Accioly et al. removed from public institutions and passed on to entrepreneurs’ hands while funding remains public. The links between education and development are expressed in the program’s slogan: “PRONATEC, each growing Brazilian makes Brazil bigger”.

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