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ERIC Number: EJ953513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0362-6784
Eugenio Maria de Hostos and His Pedagogical Thought
Osorio, Carlos Rojas
Curriculum Inquiry, v42 n1 p12-32 Jan 2012
Considered one of the forefathers of the social sciences and humanities throughout Latin America, Eugenio Maria de Hostos (1839-1903) also made important contributions to educational thinking, establishing important educational programs in places like Chile and the Dominican Republic. Hostos is also a key historical figure in the struggle for Puerto Rican independence and one of the visionaries behind the idea of Latin American unity. This essay offers a brief biography of Hostos and his influence situated in the historical context of Latin America in the 19th century, particularly the struggles for independence in Cuba and Puerto Rico. I then discuss Hostos's general views on the purpose of education, outline the key dimensions of his educational thought, and offer a brief discussion of Hostos's views on the role of education for democracy. Throughout the discussion I highlight what Hostos saw as the fundamental role of education for liberation. In conclusion, I offer some reflections about the relevance of Hostos's ideas for contemporary educational thinkers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico