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ERIC Number: EJ924004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
John Dewey, the Other Face of the Brazilian New School
Da Cunha, Marcus Vinicius
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v24 n6 p455-470 Nov 2005
This paper intents to analyze the influence of John Dewey's ideas in the movement that defended the educational renovation in Brazil (named New School) at the end of the 1920s and in the 1930s. For this, it explains two trends of that movement: the first is described by the metaphor of industrial or mechanical efficiency, whose emphasis was in the power derived from the disciplinary idea of progress, which was embedded in the process of rationalization of the social relations submitted by a factory model; the second, developed by influence of Dewey, is characterized by a project of democratization of society and school that prevented the individual massification and the adoption of the rationalizing model inspired by the factory without any criticism. When Dewey was put in the center of the debate on political, pedagogical and social goals of the Brazilian New School, he was called to introduce a series of concepts that helped to find the balance between the respect for individuality and the observation of the social needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil