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COVID-19: A new crisis that reinforce inequality in higher education in Brazil




Acces to higher education, Teacher Training, Social Crisis, Labor Market


The pandemic state caused by the rapid proliferation of Sars-Cov-19 has, in the short to long term, direct and indirect impacts on Education. Cessation in direct contact between peers is a limitation experienced by teachers and students. It implies the access, permanence and training of academics in public or private higher education due to the commitment of the economy and the labor market. The aim of this article is to reflect the impacts of COVID-19 on the access and permanence of the low-income Brazilian population in higher education. We chose to use as a source the educational censuses of Brazil that point to data from the higher education presential and at a distance, journalistic materials and other documentary sources that unveil the Brazilian geographical and social realities. Public policies developed by the Brazilian State that provided access to and permanence in higher education are identified. However, the public institution cannot contemplate everyone. Distance Education offered by private higher education institutions approaches the different social class. It is considered that the reflexes of the pandemic happen, massively on the poor and miserable classes since those who are in the public university do not sometimes have access to technology and if they are in private universities feel the impact of the inability to honor with tuition salaries beyond the closure of various jobs in different sectors.


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Miranda Pinto, F. R. (2020). COVID-19: A new crisis that reinforce inequality in higher education in Brazil. In SciELO Preprints.


Human Sciences