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FERNANDES, Maria Inês Assumpção. Abandonment of the Institutions: the Development of Public Policies and the University. Psicol. USP [online]. 2001, vol.12, n.2, pp. 11-27. ISSN 0103-6564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65642001000200002.
This paper discuss the on-going proposal to restructure the Brazilian Higher Education System as a consequence of the modification of the law (LDB) in 1996. It focuses on three basic issues, as follows: the recent history concerning the formulation of public policies in the educational area and the implications of a lack of discrimination between Higher Education and University; the definition of the guidelines for Higher Education determined by international organisms which have private interests over the current formation of professionals; and the identification of the principles that sustain the model which supports this change, meaning the Curricular General Orientations for the undergraduate courses and the consolidation of a evaluation system for Higher Education.
Keywords : College; Higher education; Education; Evaluation.