Manuscrito explores the connection between language and reality

We use language to talk about all sorts of things. Species, particles, people, numbers, and so on. How do we do that? How exactly do linguistic expressions hook up with the world? These and other questions about the nature of reference in language are much discussed in the philosophical literature. Read More →

What are the risks of violence that threaten the rights of the poorest children?

The study discusses at threatening children’s rights. The text identifies children’s daily lives under the threat of multifactorial violence, based on the statements of 301 interviewees, covering six programs that assist children, adolescents, and young people in highly vulnerable contexts, in four Latin American countries. 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 →

How Latinx immigrant and Muslim refugee engage in critical citizenship practices

The study examines how, during times of racial tension and conflict, Latinx immigrant and Muslim refugee members of an immigrant youth organization have challenged deficit-based narratives through collective action in a community-based educational space. Read More →

Cultures of accountability in indigenous early childhood education in Mexico

The bureaucratization of Indigenous education in Mexico has reduced the opportunities for schools to teach Indigenous languages. Government initiatives that promote the revitalization of languages, have created policy fictions that position minoritized languages in never-ending accountability processes. For these languages to be strengthen, bureaucratic processes need to be reimagined. Read More →

Constellations across borders: Brazilian children and families’ perspectives

How do families stay connected across national boundaries? In this article the author shows from the perspective of children and families how international ties and bonds stay alive even inside a classroom. A deep look into children’s narratives about their grandparents in Brazil reveals the longing that crosses borders. Read More →

What anthropology contributes to the study of education

What is the anthropology of education, and what does it contribute to the study of education? Research about the anthropologies of education vary around the world; the categories used to orient the research and analysis are rooted in the researcher’s society and life experiences. The article introduces the thematic section “Anthropology of Education”. 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 →

How China grew economically and still created the world’s largest higher education system

China experienced significant economic growth and built the largest higher education system in the world. What is the relationship between these factors? To answer this question, the research aimed to understand the role of the economy and Projects 211 and 985 for the expansion of Chinese higher education. Read More →

Can music contribute to the cognitive health of the elderly?

The aging of the population is a worldwide phenomenon. It is urgent to develop strategies to prevent or delay cognitive decline. The study presents the results of a research that sought to know the effects of musical activities on the elderly, indicating that music can contribute to cognitive health. Read More →