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Psicologia & Sociedade

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ROCHA, Marisa Lopes da  and  ROCHA, Décio. Knowledge production, merchantilist practices and new ways of subjectivation. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2004, vol.16, n.1, pp. 13-36. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822004000100003.

The current directions of changes of college education in Brazil are preoccupying, as the devices established in an evaluative culture privilege functional and pragmatic connections of the workers with their work process. These devices bring productivity, competence, autonomy, competitiveness as words of order in knowledge area, producing isolation, fragmentation and tedium in the quotidian of academic practices. In this text, we put in analysis the speeches and actions of several segments implicated with the changing process, as well as our organization strategies. It is presented a general view of the neoliberal politics which grounds the reforms proposed for college education, the ways of subjectivation which are being formed in the relations between professors-researchers, the effects produced by the adoption of a model to evaluate the work done and, finally, some reflections that search intersections among the past different times.

Keywords : neoliberal politics; reforms; college education.

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