THE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ON SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COUNTRYSIDE EDUCATION IN BRAZIL
ABSTRACT: The present study caracterizes the current stage of educational research on Landless Movement and countryside education. It is the result of bibliographic research on theses and dissertations that have aimed at investigating the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), since 1986 and the countryside education from 2002, especially. The research procedures were: consulting the theses bank of Capes; collection of data in the curricula of researchers; analysis of the lists of references of books, theses and dissertations and analysis of the content of the researches. It was possible to identify 1.310 researches produced in stricto sensu graduate programs in education in Brazil and were selected 359 on MST and 763 on countryside education. The production is concentrated in the south central region of the country, although there is a significant number of searches in the north and northeast regions. The main themes of the theses and dissertations are: education policy, teachers’ training, educational practice and organization of pedagogical work.