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Management in higher education and the assessments of their practices

Maria Eliza Rosa Gama João Timóteo de los Santos About the authors

This article is the result of a research that had as its theme the detailed study regarding the evaluation practices of management activities in higher education. Based on the bibliographic research, studies related to the management concepts that adapt the educational activities of higher education in Brazil were analyzed, as well as the different possibilities of evaluating these activities. The article presents the specific characteristics of each type of evaluation process that can be used to evaluate educational management, focusing on participatory evaluation, which is the method of internal evaluation pointed out by authors such as Denise Leite and Wagner Andriola as a fundamental part of a participatory educational management process. The final theme approached in this article refers to the obstacles in Brazilian higher education institutions that hinder self-assessment practices, specifically in undergraduate courses.

Educational management; Self-assessment process; Participatory evaluation

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