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ERIC Number: EJ1033333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Reframing the Public in Public Education: The Landless Workers Movement (MST) and Adult Education in Brazil
Thapliyal, Nisha
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v11 n4 p106-131 Nov 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 for adult education. I focus on the time period between 1988 and 2002 to examine the ways in which the MST i) resisted neoliberal literacy initiatives, and ii) pressured the state to recognise and support their radical adult education philosophy and practice. I argue that MST educational politics embody possibilities for the democratisation of knowledge as well as democracy itself.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail: ieps@ieps.org.uk; Web site: http://www.jceps.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil