This paper focuses on the analysis of how mass inclusion has taken place primarily in the private higher education sector. I present data on the evolution of Brazilian higher education, indicating the complementary roles undertaken by public and private sectors and their effects on the present configuration of our higher education. Then, I discuss the increase in higher education enrollment, in view of two factors: the widening of the supply and demand base – the former specifically by means of the expansion of for-profit private sector – and the adoption of mechanisms for access and commitment to higher education by public financing for students in private institutions.
I thank my colleagues Marcelo Knobel, Ana Maria Almeida, and Maurício Érnica for reading this study and providing suggestions, and I remain totally responsible for the authorship of this analysis.
Sampaio, H. (2015), "Higher Education in Brazil: Stratification in the Privatization of Enrollment", Mitigating Inequality: Higher Education Research, Policy, and Practice in an Era of Massification and Stratification (Advances in Education in Diverse Communities, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 53-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-358X20150000011005Download as .RIS
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