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Reconfiguring power in Portuguese higher education
António Magalhães, Amelia Veiga, Pedro Videira
This paper aims to analyse the shift in the internal power balance between managerial and academic self-governance as reflected in the perceptions of teaching and non-teaching staff on the tendencies, decision-making processes and actor’s roles in these processes. The empirical data used in this paper were gathered on the basis of an on-line survey, distributed throughout 2014 and 2015 in all...

Private corporations in Brazilian higher education: Implications of new organizational practices
Aline Veiga dos Santos, Ranilce Guimarães-Iosif, Vera Lúcia Jacob Chaves
This article analyzes the implications of the adopting the corporate governance model in Brazilian educational groups with actions on the stock exchange and how this form of management affects the teaching work. This documentary research adopted a critical perspective, and the data were treated in the light of content analysis. Our analysis verified that corporate governance presents a complex...

Management and management policies in Lusophone countries: Critical perspectives on the New Public Management and post-bureaucracy in education
Almerindo Janela Afonso, Geovana Mendonça Lunardi Mendes
In recent decades, the New Public Management has achieved a central role. This centrality, among other things, is translated by the incorporation and implementation of the business rationale and private management in public institutions and organizations. Many sectorial reforms have followed these principles, some of which have been implemented in the redefinition of the role of the State and...

Assessment, State, and regulation: Repercussions of Prova Brasil in the (con)formation of professionals and in the managerialism at schools
Luciana Leandro da Silva, Alvaro Moreira Hypolito
This article presents some reflections on the changes in the role of the state in the process of defining rules, norms, and configuration of educational systems, based on the results of a wider research on the repercussions of Prova Brasil in the municipalities of Campina Grande (PB) and Pelotas (RS). It focuses on the analysis of changes in the relation between state and market, as well as in...

Implications of the New Public Management in education: Comparative analysis between Brazil and Angola
Elisangela Alves da Silva Scaff, Kellcia Rezende Souza, Isaac Paxe
This article seeks to analyze the setup of the New Public Management in the educational field in Angola and Brazil between 1988 and 2017. The study that grounds this paper was carried out through bibliographic and archival research. Aiming to understand the phenomenon researched beyond a unilateral perceptive, we decided to ground this analysis on the comparative paradigm. We understood that...

Social Impact Bonds in São Paulo’s state public school system: New modality of public-private partnership in Brazil
Fernando L. Cássio, Débora Cristina Goulart, Salomão Barros Ximenes
This article analyzes the development of a new modality of public-private partnership in Brazilian education, the so-called Social Impact Bond (SIB), known in Brazil as “Contrato de Impacto Social”, whose pilot project, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is in its initial stage of implementation in the State of São Paulo. Unlike traditional philanthropy, which legitimizes...

Public–private interface in Brazilian education governance: Reflections from a subnational analysis
Helena Hinke Dobrochinski Candido
This article investigates changes in the interference of the private sector in Brazilian public education, following the military dictatorship through today, focusing on evaluation policies that introduce data for education governance and results-based management. This research identifies changes related to educational policies and practices influenced by managerial models, showing the...

The “Cooperative School of Maringá” or a school with “public and free education with private micromanagement” (1991-1992): A charter school experience in Brazil avant la lettre
Mario Luiz Neves de Azevedo
The article analyzes the experience of privatization of municipal public schools in Maringá (Paraná - Brazil) between 1991 and 1992, called “Cooperative School of Maringá”, considered by the municipal administration (1989-1992) as a school of "public and free education with private micromanagement". The article also presents the concept of New Public Management (NPM) and demonstrates...

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