She is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of São Paulo (USP) and researcher at CNPq, and has been lecturing in Educational Philosophy since 2001. She gained her degree in Pedagogy from the same institution in 1983 and a further degree in History in 1988. She holds a Master’s Degree in the History of the Philosophy of Education from USP (1990), and a Doctorate in Social History from the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences of USP (1997). She began her primary school career in 1981, teaching in several São Paulo schools. Between 1987 and 2002 she was a teacher at the Faculty of Science and Letters at the Paulist State University (UNESP – Araraquara Campus) where she worked as Professor of the History of Education. She has published A escola do homem novo: entre o Iluminismo e a Revolução Francesa (Unesp). Since 2002 she has been a Professor in the area of the Philosophy of Education at the Faculty of Education of the University of São Paulo, where she has been working as a coordinator on the post-graduate program at Masters and Doctoral level in the fields of history and philosophy of education.