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ERIC Number: EJ1131528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
The Representation of Black People in History Textbooks
de Souza Santos, Kátia Silva; de Almeida, Mahatma Lenin Avelino; Amaral, Daniel Ferreira; Santos, Carlos Alberto Batista
Journal of Education and Practice, v8 n3 p144-149 2017
The objective of this study is based on the sense of rethinking the representation of the black population within history textbooks. The research was carried out in a public school in the countryside of the municipality of Dormentes (Pernambuco State, Brazil) through the application of questionnaires. The way a black person is represented within the Global, Brazilian and General History was analyzed under a social and interactionist vision of learning and auto reflection. It is necessary to review the concepts and recreate new ideologies within the textbooks to present the black figure. Otherwise, the pre-conceived ideas of the ugly, rude and dirty man will remain. In a country with about 50.7% of the population that declares itself to be black, it is at least strange not to notice the prejudiced interpretations of the black image in school books, denoting a serious problem of social representation and marginalization of Afro-Brazilian culture, in this way. This work becomes fundamental for those who believe in education as an instrument of emancipation of the human being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil