Cadernos de Pesquisa
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CALDERON, Adolfo Ignacio e LOURENCO, Henrique da Silva. Private higher education: the expansion of teacher's labor cooperatives. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2011, vol.41, n.143, pp. 642-659. ISSN 0100-1574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742011000200015.
The present article deals with the outsourcing of professors of private higher education through labor cooperatives. This educational phenomenon appeared in the middle of the decade. The matter was considered an illegal practice violating cooperative principles and defrauding labor laws. The objective of the article is to understand the expansion of this phenomenon, supported by a chronological reconstruction of the facts, the identification of historical moments aiming to provide a legal framework based on concrete cases involving the Labor Justice and the Public Ministry. Qualitative research allowed the identification of four moments: since the appearance of the first cases, until the punishments of the higher education institutions who adopted this contractual system.
Palavras-chave : teachers occupations; cooperatives; private universities; higher education.