FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS AND THE MEANING OF WORK FOR TEACHERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

<p></p><p>Abstract This article aims to understand the meaning of the work for the higher education teacher in public and private institutions in their various regimes of work flexibility based on the identification of instrumental and subjective rationality elements. The collection of data had multiple sources, such as the documentary analysis of institutions and teachers’ work contracts, direct observation and personal interviews. As a result it was noticed that: there is a preponderance of the substantive meaning of the work on the instrumental sense; the flexibilization alters the perception of individual performance and infers on its substantive sense, and life is arranged from the organization of work flexibilized.</p><p></p>