Continued Progression, Work and Teaching as a Profession


  • Ivanise Monfredini Universidade Nove de Julho



educational policies, teaching work, teaching profession, continuous progression, school culture.


In Brazil, the expansion of basic school is recent. It occurs from mid-twentieth century, and it was intensified in the last three decades. The "neoliberal" educational policies implemented during the years of 1990, had reaffirmed, as their intention, teachers' ideals and efforts, and, among them, "a quality school for all", using the concept of "inclusive school". Considering the sixty years period of expansion of elementary school's attendance, we carried a socio-historical research, analyzing critically the consequences of the continued progression, a program that was implemented during the `neo-liberal´ reform of Brazilian state. We verified the development of the figure of the desisting teacher in actuation, a process mediated by the school culture and by the adoption of the continued progression system without any changes in the precarious working conditions. We begin by presenting the culture of the research site, the first gymnasium founded in the São Paulo city, using the School Plan, which synthesizes different temporalities related to the formation of the current "Second Cycle" and of the teachers that act at this level of education. The analysis, also supported by interviews with sixteen teachers, has showed the consequences and teaching profession.


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Author Biography

Ivanise Monfredini, Universidade Nove de Julho

Ivanise Monfredini é Professora do Programa de Pós-graduação em Educação da Universidade Nove de Julho/SP/Brasil. Doutora em Educação: história e filosofia, pela PUC/SP, tem desenvolvido pesquisa sobre temas relacionados às políticas públicas em educação, especialmente procurando explicitar as conseqüências da implementação das políticas neoliberais para o trabalho do professor. O texto tem por base pesquisa financiada pela FAPESP.



How to Cite

Monfredini, I. (2009). Continued Progression, Work and Teaching as a Profession. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 17, 6.