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Internationalization in the evaluation of graduate studies in Brazil: The role of the education field

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Published: 2022-03-15

Authors

Fabiano Antonio Santos

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul

Isaura Monica Souza Zanardini

Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2226-3840

Celso Hotz

Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná e Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Keywords: graduate programs; international education; educational policy

Abstract

In this article we seek to understand and problematize how the concept of internationalization is outlined in the National Graduate Plans (PNPG) in Brazil and the response of the education field from the elaboration of these documents. The analysis was carried out by means of bibliographic and documentary research, using as primary sources the five available PNPGs: 1975-1979; 1982-1985; 1986-1989; 2005-2010; and 2011-2020, as well as the seven Education Area Documents located on the internet: 1998-2000; 2001-2003; 2004-2006; 2007-2009; 2010-2012; 2013-2016; and 2017-2020. The documents were analyzed from a historical perspective, demonstrating that the internationalization of the programs already appeared, albeit diffusely, in the first PNPGs analyzed, and became more frequent and articulated with the social and economic context over the years. The increase in its importance is related to the aim to build a graduate program with international characteristics, similar to world class universities. The research also demonstrates that the education field, at times, acts in contradictory ways: by approaching the concept of internationalization with widespread dominance, and, at the same time, creating propositions that reveal concern with scientific production of science and support alternatives to market graduate school.

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Author Biographies

Fabiano Antonio Santos

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul

Professor do Curso de Pedagogia e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul/Campus do Pantanal. Doutor em Educação pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina e Líder do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Políticas Educacionais, Formação Docente e Educação (GEPEFE).

Isaura Monica Souza Zanardini

Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná

Docente da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, atuando no curso de Graduação em Pedagogia e Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação da UNIOESTE - Campus de Cascavel

Celso Hotz

Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná e Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Doutorando em Educação pela Unioeste. Professor do Depto. de Humanidades (Dahum) da Utfpr câmpus Francisco Beltrão – PR. Pesquisador do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Política Educacional e Social – GEPPES.

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Published: 2022-03-15

How to Cite

Santos, F. A., Zanardini, I. M. S., & Hotz, C. (2022). Internationalization in the evaluation of graduate studies in Brazil: The role of the education field. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 30, (36). https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.30.6532