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Gomes, Isabel Pereira; Amorim, José Pedro; Correia, José Alberto; Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article presents a description of the major campaigns of adult literacy in the revolutionary period in Portugal, between the years 1974 and 1977. The campaigns aimed to address the problem of extremely low levels of formal education and high levels of adult illiteracy, and were organized by different movements, from the military to political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Illiteracy, Political Issues
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Wood, Bronwyn; Black, Rosalyn – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
In democracies such as Australia and New Zealand, education policy increasingly seeks to foster active citizens who are committed to social justice and change. Whilst many aspects of these initiatives are to be applauded for their commitment to empowering young people, in this paper we describe some of the ambiguities that attend young people's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Social Justice