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Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional

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RIBEIRO, Elisa Maria Barbosa de Amorim; PEIXOTO, Adriano de Lemos Alves  and  BASTOS, Antônio Virgílio Bittencourt. Intergroup relations and affirmative action: law students perceptions. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2019, vol.20, n.2, pp. 3-15. ISSN 1984-7270.

Adherence to quotas promotes coexistence between groups of distinct economic and cultural status. Interaction mapping studies between quota and non-quota students show a tendency for low interaction between these groups in crowded courses. This paper analyzes the discursive trajectory of focus groups composed of 30 law students (21 non-quota students and 9 quota students) from a public university on the interaction between quota students and non-quota students. Students identify the separation between groups and reflect on influential factors. Income differences, tendency to association by similarity, teacher discrimination and a culture of competitiveness are indicated as possible causes of low interaction. The need for a pedagogical and organizational project consistent with adherence to the quota entry system is evident.

Keywords : affirmative actions; groups; higher education.

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