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FONSECA, João César de Freitas. Work psychology and the processes of educators’ qualification in senior high-school professional education: diverse itineraries, constant crossroads. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.1, pp. 212-231. ISSN 1677-1168.

This work intends to deepen the knowledge on the activity of short-term Educators of Professional Education (PE). It is based on the methodology of Yves Clot’s Work Psychology, known as activity clinic, of Vygotskian inspiration, and uses qualitative inquiry techniques (video record, direct and cross self-confrontation). Five programs of Professional Education of the public and private sectors in Belo Horizonte were observed. Results indicated the prevalence of subjective aspects in the construction of the professional sort formed by PE educators, confirming Clot (2006): the sort is strongly influenced by professional style. The analysis of the data also suggests the convergence between work psychology and critical pedagogy, recommending deeper qualitative inquiries on the initiatives of senior high-school PE. Finally, it is also recommended that public policies in the field of initial level PE pay greater attention to the contributions of those in charge of them.

Keywords : work psychology; activity clinic; professional education.

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