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Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação

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CASSIANO, Keila Mara; LACERDA, Fátima Kzam Damaceno de; BIELSCHOWSKY, Carlos Eduardo  and  MASUDA, Masako Oya. Spatial distribution of regional Cederj poles: a statistical analysis. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.90, pp.82-108. ISSN 1809-4465.

This study aims to evaluate the geographical inclusion achieved by the offer of undergraduate distance learning courses by the Cederj Consortium in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Data regarding the number of active students in April 2012 and their home addresses were obtained and analyzed using the program SPSS. Indexes of the number of students attending the program per 1.000 inhabitants (IACMH) or per 1.000 homes (IACMD), at a specific municipal district or State “mesoregion”, were calculated based on the data available at IBGE (2010). The distance from each student’s residence to the pole - place for “face to face” activities - was estimated through Google Maps. The results indicate that the initial mission of Cederj of offering public and free education in areas where the public universities with conventional courses are absent has been appropriately accomplished.

Keywords : Distance education; Democratization of access to higher education; Pole of classroom support.

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