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Author Streck, Danilo R.

Title A new social contract in a Latin American education context [electronic resource] / Danilo R. Streck; Foreword by Vitor Westhelle.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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Physical description 208 p.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780230105386.
Contents A scenario for education * The new social contract: a map for educators * Emil (Rousseau) and the limits of citizenship * Autonomy revisited * The political-pedagogical dimension of Participatory Budgeting (PB) * Pedagogy for a new social contract: Some propositions.
File type Document
Summary The book takes the social contract as a metaphor for understanding the challenges to education within a context of paradigmatic transition, and of profound social and political transformations. A New Social Contract in a Latin American Education Context is committed to what has become known as "perspective of the South:" understanding the South not as a geographical reference but as a vindication of the existence of ways of knowing and of living which struggle for their survival and for a legitimate place in a world where the respect for difference is balanced with the right for equality. The metaphor of the new social contract stands for the desire to envision another world, which paradoxically cannot but spring out of the entrails of the existing one. Could the same contract under which the colonial orders were erected serve as a tool for decolonizing relations, knowledge, and power? Consequently, what kind of education could effectively help structure a new social contract? These are some of the questions Streck addresses.
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History notes Danilo Romeu Streck is Director of the Graduate School of Education at the University of the Sinos Valley, Brazil. Vitor Westhelle is Professor of Systematic Theology at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Other author Westhelle, Vitor.
Subject Philosophy & theory of education.
Multicultural education.
Education.
ISBN 9780230115293 : £64.63
0230115292 : £64.63