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A. ROMEROS DE ASSIS, David  and  HENRIQUE SOUZA GERKEN, Carlos. Choices of life after high school and social representations of the public university. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.3, pp. 378-395. ISSN 1677-1168.

This article is the product of master's degree dissertation entitled life choices and social representations of public universities among young ex-pupils of public schools. This study was conducted with 36 ex-pupils of a public school of a São João del-Rei (MG) and used the theory of social representations in Moscovici as a reference (1978, 2003). The objective was the investigation of the way public university is represented by individuals who attended public schools and how these representations relate to their life choices after high school. A questionnaire and semistructured interviews were used to collect data and content analysis was used in order to analyze the social representations. The results lead us to conclude that the social representations built by the egresses from public schools about the public university affect the relationship between subjects and the public university, not in a mechanical and deterministic fashion but by offering subject elements to guide and justify their action

Keywords : Social representation; higher education; right to education.

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