Educação & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0101-7330
BRANDAO, Zaia and CARVALHO, Cynthia Paes de. Processes that lead to the production of academic elites. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.115, pp. 507-522. ISSN 0101-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302011000200015.
This text presents a synthesis of 10 years of research in sociology of education. After a brief contextualization and description of the program developed, it presents the main results, the challenges faced along the way, and the means to overcome them. Research efforts focused on the creation of academic elites, in the wake of Bourdieu. Based on both quantitative and qualitative methods, they sought to build a global perspective of analysis. This approach helped to beter understand the schooling processes and the diff erent agents involved in the creation of elites in both public and private schools
Keywords : Sociology of education; Research; School elites.