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Notes on access conditions and permanence of indigenous peoples in Brazilian higher education

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Author(s): Mariana Paladino

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 7;
Issue: Especial;
Start page: 175;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Indigenous people | Public policies | Higher education

ABSTRACT
Current investigation presents an overview of the situation of indigenous higher education in Brazil, with special focus on policies implemented by the Brazilian government and on affirmative action programs for indigenous students by government universities. Foregrounded on field records and research, access conditions and permanence of indigenous students in Brazilian university are investigated. Students' demands, their main difficulties and experiences within the university context are also described and analyzed. The essay endeavors to be a contribution on a still unexplored field in indigenous education and schooling, which has become an important issue within the indigenous movement although it still lacks serious analytical reflection.
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