Category: Special Weeks

Educação em Revista: editorial challenges and scientific possibilities

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The trajectory of Educação em Revista reflects its commitment to quality scientific publishing. This editorial addresses its transformations in scientific management, technological adaptation, internationalization, and adherence to Open Science, discussing the need to professionalize the editorial staff of Brazilian scientific journals to guarantee financial and scientific sustainability nationally and internationally. Read More →

The Open University of Brazil in the management of student permanence in Pedagogy courses

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The growth of distance education (Educação a Distância, EaD) in Brazil, coupled with the high dropout rates in this modality, brings with it the need to renew school management models, with the aim of keeping students until they graduate. Based on an analysis of the Pedagogy courses at the Open University of Brazil, researchers have developed alternative guidelines to guarantee student retention. Read More →

Web platform can revolutionize the essay correction process

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In search of an alternative to the laborious process of correcting essays, more specifically regarding identifying deviations from the theme in essays, researchers have developed a text feedback platform that simulates the National High School Examination (Exame Nacional do Ensio Médio, ENEM) guidelines and grades, the Corrector of Essays by Artificial Intelligence (Corretor de Redações por Inteligência Artificial, CRIA). The tool is already being used by students and education professionals. Read More →

How do young people experience the democratization of access to higher education?

Map illustrating the Federal District, highlighting the areas where the young interviewees lived. These are 12 administrative regions of the capital, one of the most unequal cities in the country.

Educational expansion, marked by the tension between meritocracy and pragmatism in access to higher education, confronts the aspirations and realities of young people, especially those from working class backgrounds, amid the erosion of traditional notions of career and stability. While some seek any degree as a means of social mobility, others aim for specific careers, trying to adapt in the face of obstacles. Read More →

Pedagogical practices for student retention

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Professional education has been undergoing transformations, so schools are challenged to re-signify the way they maintain a link with society. Student dropout is one of the major problems faced, and pedagogical practices are aimed at getting students more involved with the institution. Read More →

Collective constructions: open peer review of an article on indigenous literature

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Open peer review is critical to ensuring the integrity and quality of academic research, enabling greater transparency and collaboration. According to the researchers, the dialogical process between authors and reviewers and the resulting knowledge exchange guaranteed a significant improvement of the research. Read More →

Contributions of Educação em Revista for the advance of Open Science in Brazil

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Since 2021, Educação em Revista has been committed to Open Science. Celebrating its 39th anniversary in 2024, the journal begins the Special Week on the SciELO in Perspective blog | Humanities, bringing discussions about its experience on adopting Open Peer Review and new perspectives towards a more transparent and collaborative science. Read More →

Domestic workers of Honduran origin in the U.S.A: An approximation

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Honduran women residing in the USA, employed in domestic occupations, typically tend to be younger, have access to bank accounts, and maintain lower savings compared to individuals in other occupations. Additionally, they often earn a significantly lower income. These findings underscore the challenges faced by this particular group and emphasize the importance of enhancing their working conditions and rights. Read More →

Enhancing pandemic predictions by measuring daily contacts

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The first global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic challenged existing measurement methods for respiratory diseases. While digital technologies were initially touted for real-time monitoring, the key has proven to be careful measurement of daily face-to-face contacts, which is essential for refining mathematical models to assess infection, recovery, and mortality. Read More →

Perception of professors regarding the transition to emergency remote teaching in a large public university in Mexico during the pandemic

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We present the results of a follow up questionnaire to a non-random sample of 513 teachers from the largest public university in Mexico. The purpose was to delve on issues identified in a questionnaire applied at the start of the pandemic, to identify and describe the opinions, experiences, characteristics and conditions in which higher education teachers transitioned to remote teaching. Read More →