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Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação

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Abstract

AMARAL, Daniela Patti do  and  OLIVEIRA, Fátima Bayma de. ProUni and the conclusion of higher education: the new personal and professional trajectories of the users of the program. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.73, pp. 861-890. ISSN 0104-4036.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-40362011000500008.

Last year we started the research ProUni and the access to Higher Education: introductory study on the users of the program in the western of the city of Rio de Janeiro, which aims, in general, to assess the overall impact of public policy in education geared to the inclusion of populations with low access to Higher Education private institutions. The survey, conducted between July 2010 and April 2011, investigated data related to the students who entered Higher Education in 2005 and 2006, the early years of ProUni in two private institutions located in the district of Campo Grande, in the area of Rio de Janeiro. Our initial hypothesis was that, after at least two years of graduation, these graduates would have built new trajectories in their lives and professional careers. The initial data, despite their limitations, indicate that, as public policy, ProUni has been demonstrating efficacy for the low drop-out rate and for the trajectories that graduates experienced in their new professional and personal lives.

Keywords : Public policy; ProUni; Higher Education; School trajectories.

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