Category: Es

No to the militarization of management in public school

Bolsonaro talking to students and teachers in the gymnasium of a military school

The Nacional Program of Civic-Military Schools implemented by the Bolsonaro government in 2019, prescribes an authoritarian proposal for education and threatens our democracy. This study analyzed the conservative demands articulated in this Program and the reasons why the molds of the military schools have been praised as a solution to educational problems. Read More →

Children and the use of social media in the fight against COVID-19: Is it possible to talk about child activism?

Photo with color effect. A child looks into the camera, the image is up to her shoulders. The face is yellow, with well-defined shadows. Long, straight hair tied up in two braids. Hair, neck and shoulders are in a light blue tone, with dark shadows and white lighting. Around her, blue streaks that become darker as she moves away.

The presence of children in social media has been the subject of several researches and also of concern of parents and specialists about the risks related to this practice. For this reason, a new possibility for understanding this phenomenon is presented, called children’s digital activism, with a focus on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More →

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 →

Yes, algorithms do educate!

In the control society, computing machines form people. By means of algorithms, laptops and smartphones induce Internet users into certain behaviors. Their aim is to make them impulsive, dispersed and, above all, separated into groups. Thus, the control society reveals a powerful capacity to anticipate and create desire. 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 →

Affirmative Action decolonizes education and re-educates Brazil

Black and white photo. Center: a person in a black tshirt and afro hair.

Affirmative action to promote racial equality represents the greatest inflection in Brazilian society in the last 20 years. The subjects of affirmative action bring with them other knowledges, worldviews, and cultures, unveiling historical colonial patterns of knowledge and power. In this process, society, politics, and the State have been re-educated. Read More →

Paulo Freire and the education of working people

In the centennial year of Paulo Freire, this research presents encounters and re-encounters with the Freirean referential, by reflecting on experiences of several educational practices with working people, initially experienced in popular movements and which reach the public school. As one of the results, the meanings produced by these practices, or rather, by taking them back as educational praxis, it was possible to perceive the path of re-signification of the struggle for youth and adult literacy, which was reconstituted as the defense of public schooling for workers. 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 →

Hyperbureaucratic impacts of digital education management machines

Given the promises of reducing bureaucracy in education, the relevance of rational and informational authority, served by information technologies and digital control instruments, is admitted. Machines for managing education will tend to produce education as much more irrational in substantive terms as more rational in formal terms, which may result in dehumanized education. Read More →