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Martins Teixeira, Adla Betsaida – Gender and Education, 2019
This viewpoint article discusses the growing threat to human rights in Brazil, specifically on gender and political ideologies. Brazil has a progressive Constitution that guarantees basic human rights to all Brazilians, including that of choice of gender. In the last few years, pressure groups, particularly religious groups, have increasingly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Political Issues, Ideology
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Thapliyal, Nisha – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2013
Education for rural Brazilians has historically been dominated by two imperatives: human capital and political patronage. For the last four decades, the Landless Workers Movement (MST) have maintained a struggle to democratise public education and democracy itself. In this article, I make a situated analysis of the educational politics of the MST…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Rural Areas, Social Action
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Kohan, Walter Omar – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2011
This paper aims to argue how education might be considered and practised if not under the logic of the formation of childhood. As such, it puts into question the traditional way of considering children as representing adults' opportunity to impose their own ideals, and considering education to be an appropriate instrument for such an end. More…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Philosophy, Education
Kirylo, James D. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
The unfolding of Paulo Freire's philosophy, uniqueness, and the lens through which he viewed the world, which ultimately brought this gentle spirit of a man onto the world stage, began at a young age in his hometown of Recife, Brazil. Remarkably grounded in the wisdom of humility, yet gifted with a determined strength, deep insight, and perceptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Critical Theory, Educational Theories
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Kash, Sheri; Dessinger, Joan Conway – Performance Improvement, 2010
Paulo Freire argued that learning should be conversational, accessible, and centered on the experience of the participants. Freirean theory remains strong in adult education and has implications for human performance technology applications in such areas as online learning in terms of design, accessibility, and content, as well as performance…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Performance Technology, Educational Improvement
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Guilherme, Alex – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2013
"Language death" is an undeniable phenomenon of our modern times as languages have started to disappear at an alarming rate. This has led linguists, anthropologists, philosophers and educationists to engage with this issue at various levels in an attempt to try to understand the decline in this rich area of human communication and…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Skill Attrition, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Patiño, José Fernando; Goulart, Daniel Magalhães – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2016
This article contributes to the platform of thought proposed by González Rey in the development of qualitative epistemology and the theory of subjectivity. We discuss three core aspects: firstly, the general epistemological problems of modern science, with its non-critical, non-theoretical scientific ideals, and low reflexivity; secondly, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Bias, Heuristics
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Betti, Mauro; Knijnik, Jorge; Venâncio, Luciana; Neto, Luiz Sanches – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Academics, teachers and policy-makers across the world have discussed how to develop a relevant physical education (PE) curriculum that addresses the "body education" needs and interests of twenty-first-century students. In Brazil, after the launch of the national curricular parameters (PCNs) in the late 1990s, many new PE…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
Wrigley, Terry, Ed.; Thomson, Pat, Ed.; Lingard, Robert, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Changing Schools" places educational and social aims at the centre of a discussion of educational change. It draws on 14 case studies to explore school change which is oriented towards social justice and democracy. In an age of global mobility, economic polarization and unprecedented environmental and cultural challenges, the education…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Curriculum Development, Human Capital, Laboratory Schools
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Schiffer, Hermann; Guerra, Andreia – Science & Education, 2015
Seeking a historical-philosophical approach to science teaching, narrative texts have been used as pedagogical tools to improve the learning experience of students. A review of the literature of different types of narrative texts and their different rates of effectiveness in science education is presented. This study was developed using the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science History, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Shultz, Lynette; Guimaraes-Iosif, Ranilce – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2012
With current manifestations of globalization creating local problems, including widening equity gaps, increased environmental destruction and burgeoning poverty, many policymakers, civil society, organizations and educators are seeking models of education that promise social justice and a democratic public sphere that reflects more than democracy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Evidence, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Loomis, Steven R.; Rodriguez, Jacob P.; Honeycutt, Jared; Arellano, Manuel – London Review of Education, 2006
Many arguments in favour of school voucher programs are based upon libertarian free agency principles. Viewed at the organizational level, allowing persons to exercise choice in education would seem to offer incentives for all educational organizations within that framework to improve overall product quality and thus more effectively obtain the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Human Capital, Foreign Countries
Carvalho, Wanderley; Carvalho, Carmen Aparecida Basso – 2002
Over decades, a number of researchers in science curriculum and science teaching and learning have pointed out that the history of science plays a pivotal role in the achievement of science literacy. However, recent studies have shown that both practitioners and textbook writers often fail to deal with subjects such as history and philosophy of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools
Kibbee, Douglas A. Ed. – 1998
This edited volume of conference papers contains the following titles: "Presentation: Realism and Idealism in Language Conflict and Their Resolution" (Douglas A. Kibbee); "Legal and Linguistic Perspectives on Language Legislation" (Douglas A. Kibbee); "The Linguistic Rights of Non-English Speaking Suspects, Witnesses,…
Descriptors: African Languages, English Only Movement, Ethnic Groups, Federal Legislation
Marques, Juracy C.; Baquero, Rute Angelo – Educational Technology, 1983
Discusses some problems and solutions related to the use of educational technology in teacher training for higher education, the historical aspects of the educational technology developments in Brazil in the last two decades, and basic trends and perspectives for use of educational technology in the future. Five references are listed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology
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