Teaching Teachers for Brazilian Universities: A Content Analysis of Scientific Publications Focused on the Sustainability of Stricto Sensu Programs

  •  Lilian Gavioli    
  •  Paulo Reis Mourão    


After more than four decades of post-graduate programs in Brazil focused on the preparation of teachers – the Stricto and Lato Sensu programs – we have verified a gearing frequency of academic works that reflect on these programs. Through a bibliometric analysis and a content analysis of scientific publications focused on the Stricto Sensu programs we conclude that the current stage of research development shows that these programs are associated with a concentrated focus on research and that pedagogical preparation is being made secondary. The methodology used was qualitative, data from the Brazilian Platform for Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination (CAPES) and the Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo) were used and analyzed using the Iramuteq software.The results showed that since the 2000s the number of doctoral theses and master's dissertations has grown and the area with the most publications refers to the health sciences.This bias motivates an accessory debate as well as revealing the implications of the focus of these programs.

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