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ERIC Number: EJ774787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Cecilia Braslavsky and the Curriculum
Cox, Cristian
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v35 n4 p415-427 Dec 2005
It can be said that the curriculum was the greatest passion of the exceptional intellectual and educational reformer, Cecilia Braslavsky. The selection and organization of knowledge for educational purposes, condensing relationships between society and education, attracted her natural inclination towards a broad and profoundly political understanding of knowledge and education. This approach to education, from the standpoint of society and culture, and based on the curriculum, was the key to her vision and the impact she made, first as an educational analyst and then as leader of an ambitious curriculum reform in her native country, Argentina, also with the limitations due to what can be considered after a decade as a certain degree of idealism regarding the realities and requirements of curriculum implementation. It is inevitable to consider that she, a "little girl of the South--great lady of education" embodied universal tensions in the curricular change processes of their time in an extraordinarily honest and fruitful fashion. In this article, the author elaborates on three aspects of Braslavsky's contribution to the curriculum field. First there is her view of the curriculum as a response to the new requirements in the context of developing societies, whose main source and reference was her own experience in Argentina and Latin America. Second, he addresses what is one of the core problems of contemporary curriculum design--the relationship between its global and national dimensions. Finally, he makes reference to her contributions to the understanding and strengthening of curriculum production processes, focusing on her international activity within UNESCO. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina