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ERIC Number: EJ855474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Pedagogising Poverty Alleviation: A Discourse Analysis of Educational and Social Policies in Argentina and Chile
Rambla, Xavier; Veger, Antoni
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v30 n4 p463-477 Jul 2009
For the past decades international organisations and governments have promoted and implemented analogous education policies on the grounds that education is the key factor to foster development and fight poverty. This article sets the context of these educational programmes and analyses their discourse on poverty in Argentina and Chile. Then, it shows how they institutionalise strict surveillance, institutional denigration of the poor and professional scepticism. In general, the conclusions underpin one hypothesis that leads the analysis: eventually, these targeted education policies "pedagogise" poverty alleviation in that they aim to "instil flexible identities" into the poor rather than open channels for social inclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Chile