A lógica do mercado na educação pública municipal – a parceria público-privada em Catalão/Goiás

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This study is part of the line of research State, Policy and History of Education and has been developed in the Post-Graduation Program in Education at the Federal University of Goiás. It aims to analyze the logic of the educational market in the context of (public) municipal education, in Catalão, Goiás, from the perspective of public- private partnerships in education - PPPE . The partnership between the City Department of Education of Catalão (Secretaria Municipal de Educação de Catalão – SMEC) with Positive Publishing House Ltd was formalised after 2008 and occurred by providing teaching materials called Teaching System Learn Brazil (Sistema de Ensino Aprende Brasil– SABE), monitoring and educational advisory services and access to this Publisher house’s website. To develop this study it was accomplished a literature review, documentary survey and analysis of relevant legislation, semi-structured interviews with individuals involved with the implementation of PPPE, using questionnaires with workers of the municipal public education, from pre-school and syndical leaders in this category. In this study, we question the educational policies of privatizing and economist character that enable PPPE to take effect as the standard of organization of public school education across from the historic proposal for public, free and democratic education, combined with the plurality of ideas and different pedagogical concepts. This study found that the insertion of educational market logic in the (public) municipal education in Catalão has led to the internalization and naturalization of everything that involves public education can be converted into marketable products. The acceptance of this logic promotes changes in conceptions of public school, because the incorporation of a new ethical-moral justification and privatization policy in the project of education occurs. This process enables the expansion of large business groups in the education sector to find new niches of economic exploration, which allow the private appropriation of public property, the continued concentration of capital in large companies in the education industry, without, however effectively generate improvement of public school system, once the capitalist society, being contradictory, provides the means to ensure class differences and educational privileges for the elite. With this process there has been a “fetishization” of products, services and educational technologies that are marketed in agreements with local, visible in schools overvaluation that goes beyond the reality of these objects and their relationship to labor and human knowledge.



BELO, Fernanda Ferreira. A lógica do mercado na educação pública municipal – a parceria público-privada em Catalão/Goiás. 2014. 252 f. Tese (Doutorado em Educação) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2014.