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ERIC Number: EJ895222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Education and the Historiography of Ibero-American Independence: Elusive Presences, Many Absences
Pimenta, Joao Paulo G.
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v46 n4 p419-434 Aug 2010
This contribution analyses recent historiographical tendencies in research in the field of education at the time of the political emancipation of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America. The article briefly presents the complex educational scene in Latin America on the eve of the movements for independence. Due to the revolutionary character of the process of independence, it identifies educational history as one of the most significant absences in the historiography of independence. Notwithstanding, education has certainly been addressed by historians of education, mostly focusing on the colonial or postcolonial period, while largely neglecting the two decades after 1808. This indicates both the divide prevalent between historians of education and historians of independence and the rather nationalistic conceptual frame of existing scholarship. (Contains 26 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal; Spain