Author: Educação & Sociedade

The lack of solidarity and human helplessness in the perverse neoliberal logic

Moses by Michelangelo. Marble statue of a seated man with long beard and serious look, a tablet in one arm. Behind a wall with many details in high relief.

It is supported by the philosophy of education and psychoanalysis the hypothesis that neoliberal rationality needs somebody’s deletion to carry out its perverse project and install a system of relationships based on indifference. As a counterpoint, Freud’s ethics is demanded, and supported by the other’s inclusion, a central experience in human development. Read More →

Where there is urban violence, is there also school violence?

Different social classes don’t experience violence in urban spaces the same way – the wealthier tend to feel fewer effects of it. Discussions about school violence in teacher-education courses can contribute to improving conditions of socially vulnerable students. Read More →

What can teach racist and homophobic graffiti on a school wall?

What makes someone feel entitled to set a thought that distinguishes and separates subjects on a wall of a public school? Starting from racist and homophobic graffiti, the study discusses the plays of power and knowledge that define and separate the lives that are worthy of being lived from those that will not be taken as lives. Read More →

Paulo Freire’s legacy for Brazilian education and his time at Unicamp and CEDES

Lately, Freire’s presence along the educational debate not only helps our way of understanding the social and political context in which we have been living, but mostly allows us to “esperançar”: hope and act out to and for a better world. Contextualized in Paulo Freire’s centenary and part of a celebratory session that deservedly honors our Brazilian education patron, two papers are highlighted that allow us to understand the author’s arrival in Brazil after his exile, his important and troubled stay at Unicamp, and his legacy that was registered in different researchers’ studies. Read More →

How will the work of teachers be carried out after the COVID-19 pandemic?

The study draws attention to the need for profound changes in education and pedagogical work. After the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers will be more important than ever, but the teaching profession will face unprecedented challenges in its history. Read More →

How does the curriculum of a Brazilian a public school influence the students?

How religious discursivity is involved in the pedagogy of a public school? Research showed practices that organize the way students should be, feel, think and act out based on pedagogical and religious rules that guide a certain way of understanding the information of the world. Read More →

The heritage of political passions in the families of former union militants

This research deals with the political affections in the family of former union militants from ABC Paulista and the corresponding resonance in the forms of political engagement of their sons. Through biographical interviews, this study shows how the constitution of political feelings unfold in the context of private socialization. Read More →

How to overcome educational inequalities in Brazil: equality or equity?

What would be more appropriate to overcome educational inequalities? An egalitarian treatment for all or a different approach to whom needs the most? It is argued that for Brazil to reach better educational results and a fairer social justice, public officials responsible for education policies should adopt a distinct look at pupils living in areas of higher social vulnerability. Read More →

What are the main trends in education privatisation in African countries?

The article aims to compare the differences and the common points in relation to education privatization in 24 African countries considered African fragile and conflict-affected states by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and receive financial support of this fund. The GPE is a relevant actor on the global education policy arena and directly influences national education policies. Read More →

In democracy education is not a privilege

The study discusses Anísio Teixeira’s analysis about the importance of the democratic, public, universal, free, mandatory, and efficient school as a citizen’s right and duty of the State Government. This concept of school and an emancipatory education are conditions for human development and social integration. Read More →