Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação
Print version ISSN 0104-4036
ANDRIOLA, Wagner Bandeira; ANDRIOLA, Cristiany Gomes and MOURA, Cristiane Pascoal. The opinions of teachers and coordinators concerning the phenomenon of student desistence from courses at graduate at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.52, pp. 365-382. ISSN 0104-4036. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-40362006000300006.
This research studies the phenomenon of students desistence from courses at graduate level at the Federal University of Ceará - UFC, from the teachers and coordinators perspectives. Having made a revision of the literature available on the matter and the investigations carried out by W. B. Andriola and his assistents, this text offers data from 52 teachers and 21 coordinators of courses at graduate level at the UFC. The results show that the majority of the coordinators and the teachers who were interviewed had a favorable opinion for the function of a teacher tutor. They were also of the opinion that the coordinators are responsible to offer relevant and pertinent information to all candidates for graduate courses at the UFC. Finally, they felt that it up to the administrator to improve the physical infra-structure with special attention to the classrooms and the laboratories.
Keywords : Higher education; School desistence; Institutional assessment.