Race and the Brazilian Sociology of Education Renewal from South Theories

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 09:50
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Amurabi OLIVEIRA, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
The sociology of education has expanded significantly in recent years, following the expansion of access to formal education in various parts of the world, in Brazil the theoretical discussion in this field is still largely seated on theories produced in American and European context. However, the changes that have occurred in Brazilian education, with affirmative action for the black population in higher education, the introduction of african-Brazilian history and culture in the curriculum of schools, has sued the search for new theoretical frameworks to understand the reality produced in schools and universities. In this article I seek to discuss how the southern theories can collaborate to understand the changes taking place in the educational reality in Brazil, especially with regard to transformations in higher education. I will do this discussion articulating with empirical data on the presence of black population in public universities in Brazil in recent years through affirmative action, realizing that the race issue brought the demand for new theoretical approaches, renewing the brazilian sociology of education.