The closure of stricto sensu graduate, masters and doctoral applications throughout the nation is public and infamous. In Rio Grande do Sul, the well-known post-graduate program in social work and the gradual disappearance of the PUC commencement program on this state comply with the pattern of prioritizing market logic to the detriment of complete and complete coaching.
These closures don’t come alone, they carry with them one thing that’s already naturalized in larger schooling, the alternative of particular person undergraduate programs and the following migration to distance schooling (EAD).
Teaching, analysis and extension type the trinity of high quality larger schooling. Thinking about undergraduate programs not linked to postgraduate programs could also be high quality, however not excellence. Graduation reproduced by means of booklets and polygraphs reproduces the entry and amenities that facilitate the acquisition of titles, however diminishes the experiences and studying that solely introduced, advanced, and interventionist schooling can present.
This commencement comes with a condemnation of the “uncertainty of schooling and low situations and relations of educating work” in Brazil. According to an open letter from the Brazilian Association of Teaching and Research in Social Work to EaD college students in Brazil, this uncertainty permeates your complete schooling cycle in our nation – from elementary college to postgraduate. As far as applications, take totally different codecs.
The Postgraduate Program in Social Work at PUCRS has historical past and is making historical past. It is added to a number of applications within the space with a rating of seven in CAPES, an excellence achieved by means of the joint effort of professors, college students, technicians and managers.
They tried to make Brazilian and Latin American social work a science utilized to on a regular basis life that not solely analyzes, however acts within the actuality it research. With larger social justice on its horizon, entry to public insurance policies, visibility of lives and histories marginalized by capitalism, and a world structurally transversalized by racism and gender inequality.
The PPG has graduated, as of the time of writing, 465 Masters and 186 Doctors, with a complete of 651 levels. Besides, there are quite a few social employees who’ve been educated by this institute since 1945. Beyond titles, they’re lives that, when reworked, additionally contribute to the theoretical and sensible development of social work in Brazil and the world, by means of crucial and reflective pondering.
These and these are engaged on numerous fronts of battle and terrorism and make PUCRS social service a nationwide and worldwide reference in data era on this space. In probably the most various areas of Brazil, of their dedication to social change, with the solidarity of the folks, and those that place the human and the world, their respective analysis and certified professionals who work to guard and assure rights. It stays the middle of analysis and actions.
The persistence of this program, the one social work within the south of Brazil, helps the systematic assault suffered by the social sciences and demanding pondering within the nation. It confirms the method of alienation established by the continual disintegration of serious areas of schooling, sending a transparent message to the working class that this fertile area within the prospects of concepts, life and alter just isn’t their place.
When the working class reaches the college bench, it takes with it its questions, expressions and sufferings. He takes with him the inequalities and troublesome alternatives that introduced him there and begins to see theories that glimpse the probabilities of increasing rights, increasing public and social insurance policies. He begins to plan and mirror on the probabilities and practices of transformation.
Now, on this present Brazilian context, the place the nation is again on the map of starvation, alarming ranges of violence, fragmentation of communities, juvenile homicide, violence in opposition to rural, water and forest folks, extra brutal environmental destruction and assaults. Science, is it time to finish undergraduate and graduate applications with excellence and direct function in communities with larger vulnerability and social threat in Brazil?
Would or not it’s related to extinguish coaching that helps qualify social insurance policies within the nation, insurance policies which are helpful and profit nearly all of the inhabitants?
When prompted by these and different questions, PUCRS solutions:
“PUCRS has a number of help and subsidy insurance policies for its undergraduate college students. In some programs, this help is, sadly, inadequate to ensure the minimal demand that enables us to open new courses.
In the case of social work programs, information from the state of Rio Grande do Sul present a big decline in enrollment within the face-to-face modality over the past decade, with a speedy development in enrollment within the distance mannequin. Given this situation, there was a have to overview the stricto sensu postgraduate construction supplied by the college.“
Over the years we’ve got deplored the influence on undergraduate course design that’s removed from analysis and extension. Moreover, these distancing measures go hand in hand with the excessive price of dwelling, unemployment, over-exploitation of the workforce and the breakdown of public insurance policies for inclusion in larger schooling on this nation.
Some would say that not everybody who has entry to larger schooling, masters and doctorates desires to vary this actuality aside from the truth we stay in. However, we mirror and, contemplating the concrete info of the above and collectively constructed historical past, we affirm that, in truth, they don’t seem to be all.
However, those that use PPGSS at PUCRS, a program of excellence and worldwide degree, this, my dears, fights in opposition to segregation, social relations decided by capital, they do a number of analysis and research to make this variation occur!
And… what a hazard to aware folks!
Let’s assume collectively after which collectively, let’s discover collective options that won’t undergo the break of one thing so necessary to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and our Latin America. Let’s hope and collectively discover viable options to this continuum.
An important college can’t be made by unilateral selections. Let us all respect the historical past we make. Situations differ, however rain can do incalculable injury to the social sciences. Social work has by no means been extra obligatory in these barbaric instances. It’s on the suitable aspect of PUCRS historical past, there’s nonetheless time.
Let’s hope and combat!
“… For we owe few hopes and money owed, forgive us our money owed for those who can, however forgive us not our hope, by no means our credit score
At the most recent tomorrow we exit to gather tangible and smiling pretend outlaws who’ve claws for harps and a single American shake with which they wipe the final of the spit that flows from their faces.
It issues little that we forgive our collectors as a result of we forgive our debtors as soon as in error,
We nonetheless owe almost a century of insomnia and almost three thousand kilometers of accidents to Garrote, almost twenty medals to Somoza for nearly a single lifeless Guatemalan,
Let us not be tempted to overlook or promote this previous or hire a hectare of its oblivion, now could be the time to know who we’re.
And love in opposition to the greenback and its compensation will cross the river
Remove the final beggar from our souls and save us from each evil of conscience, Amen”.
(Our Bread, Latin American, Mario Benedetti, 1960)
* Leticia Chimini holds a PhD in Social Work from PUCRS, MPA Activist, Substitute Professor of Social Work Course at UFSM.
* Patricia Rees is a health care provider, grasp and graduate from PUCRS, social employee, supervisor of AMURT-AMURTEL.
** This is an opinion piece. The writer’s opinion doesn’t essentially specific the editorial line of the newspaper Brazil de facto.
Editing: Marcelo Ferreira