Educação & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0101-7330
AZEVEDO, Janete Maria Lins de and AGUIAR, Márcia Ângela. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION ON THE EDUCATIONAL POLICIES IN BRAZIL: THE CASE ANPED. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2001, vol.22, n.77, pp. 49-70. ISSN 0101-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302001000400004.
This paper presents the results of a research that analysed the features and trends of knowledge production on the educational policy in Brazil. Based on such empirical data as the production (papers) presented at the 'State and Education Policy Work Group' of the National Association of Pos-Graduation and Research in Education (ANPEd) between 1993 and 2000, it assumes that both the legitimacy of this knowledge and its main trends result from a struggle between different theoretical perspectives and that the papers reveal effective relationships between researchers, social organization and the reality analyzed. The authors thus make a historical 'rescue' of the origins and trajectories of the State and Education Policy Work Group in order to present a qualitative and quantitative portrait of the thematic and sub-thematic topics which have prevailed during the studied period. They conclude discussing the reaches and limits of the institutionalization of this Work Group and, consequently, of the field of knowledge on educational policy.
Keywords : Educational policy; Brazil; Anped; State and educational policy work group; Knowledge production; Production review.