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Counter-Hegemonic Higher Education in a Remote Coastal Region of Brazil: The Federal University of Southern Bahia as a Case Study

  • Naomar Almeida Filho
  • Denise Coutinho
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Abstract

The Federal University of Southern Bahia, the newest Brazilian public university, is presented as a case study of a counter-hegemonic model of university in Brazil, an unequal society dominated by globalized late capitalism. First, we present the background to Brazil’s higher education context, emphasizing the social and political inequities that affect and thus define the country’s educational structure. Secondly, we describe the territory of Southern Bahia, a remote coastal region where the university was recently established. Third, we discuss the main features of the university’s Master Plan: territoriality, social integration, metapresence, inter-transdisciplinarity, active learning. Fourth, we analyze challenges for the implementation of the institution and achievement of its major goals as a popular university, committed to sustainability, social integration, and interculturality.

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  • Naomar Almeida Filho
    • 1
  • Denise Coutinho
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil

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