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LOPES, Doraci Alves; CAMARGO, Dulce Maria Pompêo de  and  COSTA, Rafael Fernando da. Sociology in high school in a changing world: question of "perverse confluence". Cad. CEDES [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.85, pp.425-446. ISSN 0101-3262.

This article presents a reflection on the Sociology Pedagogical Workshops offered monthly for the continuing formation of high school teachers of public schools, as well as for the formation of teachers certified in Social Sciences by the Laboratory of Teaching Society and Culture (lesc, puc-campinas 1998-2007). The concept of `perverse confluence' allowed us to rethink the workshops through the dispute between the democratic and neoliberal political projects, once school and education  have, since the beginning of 1990, undergone transformation that have reached cademician relations, increasingly fragmented and deregulated. In addition, besides the implementation of large-scale assessments with a ranking among public schools, these started to be disputed by civil society's projects of non-formal education in `partnerships' little concerned with an internal emocratic discussion aiming to adapt to the concrete reality of schools. Such challenges as far we can judge, are one of the manifestation focuses of `perverse confluence' in the country, hardly noticed during those lesc years and perhaps even today.

Keywords : Education of teachers; Sociology; High school; Perverse confluence.

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