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ERIC Number: ED539065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
The Brazilian National Curriculum for Foreign Languages Revisited through a Multiculturalism and Peace Studies Approach
Costa, Rejane Pinto
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Apr 8-12, 2011)
This study emerged from a broader research completed during my Masters Course. (THEORY/METHODOLOGY) Theory and methodology were guided by the critical multiculturalism as seen in McLaren (1997, 2000). In my doctoral thesis, this concept was deepened by and linked to the peace studies of Galtung (1990, 2005, 2006), to empower multicultural peace education's potential to value cultural diversity and work for peace. (PURPOSE) The objective of this study is to promote new dialogues and perspectives towards the understanding of Brazilian national curriculum for foreign language in a multicultural and peace oriented approach. This work is chiefly relevant since it pinpoints language as a means to building differences and homogenizing identities as shown by McLaren (1997) and Freire (2001). Their views illustrate the need to call the attention of education professionals to the importance of decolonizing discourses to promote a more democratic education.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil