This study entitled Formation along a line: Distance Education Tutors in the Tocantins State
is the result of an analysis undertaken as part of the Master in Education program linked to the
line of research: Teacher formation and professionalization at the Universidade Federal de
Goiás Education Faculty. The aim of the study was to discuss and understand who these
subjects called tutors are, working in the formation of pedagogues in the distance education
modality in the Tocantins State. It starts from the principle that the relationships established
between education, work and technology, especially those which occurred in the final decades
of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries, have produced changes in all sectors of society.
This is especially so in the field of policy on the formation of educational personnel and in
order to do so mass certification has been encouraged as well as the ample expansion of
distance education as a modality for providing undergraduate Higher Education Courses. The
theoretical references used were those of Castells (2001), Ianni (1999, 2000), Antunes (1992,
2003), Barreto (2001, 2003, 2008), Belloni (2001), Chauí (1999, 2001) Frigotto (2003, 2007)
Kenski (2007, 2008), Kuenzer (1999, 2007)...