Danilo R. Streck's A New Social Contract in a Latin American Education Context PDF

By Danilo R. Streck

ISBN-10: 0230105386

ISBN-13: 9780230105386

A brand new Social agreement in a Latin American schooling Context is devoted to what has turn into often called “perspective of the South:” realizing the South no longer as a geographical reference yet as a vindication of the lifestyles of the way of realizing and of residing which fight for his or her survival and for a sound position in a global the place the dignity for distinction is balanced with the ideal for equality. The metaphor of the recent social agreement stands for the will to ascertain one other international, which sarcastically can't yet spring out of the entrails of the present one. may well a similar agreement lower than which the colonial orders have been erected function a device for decolonizing relatives, wisdom, and gear? hence, what sort of schooling might successfully aid constitution a brand new social agreement? those are many of the questions Streck addresses.

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21 For Burbules, Internet is becoming not a community—it is too diffused for that—but a meta-community in two ways: it gathers within itself various communities and it propitiates conditions for the creation of communities in a type of relation that re-signifies the ideas of materiality, identity, temporality, and proximity, among others. At the same time in which it broadens the possibilities of constructing new relations of communal interaction and of learning, it also accentuates the perception of knowledge as merchandise.

Finally, I establish the relation between the cigarette butt and September 11, an emblematic date about which much has been said and written, and which, as all seems to indicate, will pass on to history books with very different meanings. Three Faces of Globalization In the two scenes described earlier, each person or group had their projects, but suddenly they found themselves side by side or in front of another. I believe that the presence of these people in these places can be understood as an expression of a process of, among others, cultural, political, economic, and academic relations that has received the name “globalization” and that, in spite of being on the political and academic agenda for more than a decade, continues to generate polemics.

As indicated in the subtitle, this reflection will take place within the perspective of popular education, a pedagogical movement constructed in Latin America during the second half of the past century and that has within its characteristics: (a) the fact that it is rooted in the concrete struggles of the people; (b) the clear assumption that it is a transforming political activity in favor of justice and equality; (c) the aim of being developed through a methodology based on dialogue and conscientização.

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