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Education And Democracy - Pilar O'Cadiz

Paperback Published: 6th April 1999
ISBN: 9780813366289
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book examines critically the ideas and performance of Paulo Freire as secretary of education in Brazil in the early 1990s, during the socialist democratic administration of the Workers' Party in Sao Paulo. With an emphasis on theory, the authors discuss the relationships between the state and social movements as well as the relationships between teachers and curriculum reform. In so doing, they thoroughly examine the intersection of politics and education in educational reform in one of the major urban centers of Latin America.A central focus of the book is the project of interdisciplinarity in teachers training--an essential principle of the Freirean proposal. By concentrating on classrooms, schools, and teachers and by use of a detailed empirical analysis, this book constitutes an assessment of an original, far-reaching, and radical process of educational reform. The foundations and methodologies of the Sao Paulo experience can be implemented in different international contexts. The authors show how students and teachers were engaged in the process of curriculum and governance reform and what kind of political awareness emerged in schools and communities experiencing radical educational reform.

* Introduction * Education and Social Change * The Brazilian Context: The Workers Party, Paulo Freire, and Popular Schooling * Reforming the Municipal School System: Democracy, Dialogue, and Participation * Reforming the Curriculum: The Interdisciplinary Project * Pedagogy of Hope: Teachers and School Realities * Conclusion: Lessons Learned

ISBN: 9780813366289
ISBN-10: 0813366283
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 6th April 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1