Tag: Educação & Sociedade

The unsaid about “eadization” in Higher Education

Square Photo. Painting of a person looking straight ahead with index and middle fingers together over closed lips. The person has been painted in a light brown tone, with strong shadows and lighting. The eyes are almost closed. There is not much detail. Only the face and the hand appear. Around it, a very light brown almost yellow circle. The rest of the image is a very light green textured background. The image appears to be old.

It is understood that the Brazilian Higher Education concept of “eadization” is recent and must be monitored so that its identity and function are not lost. It is possible to observe that the flexibility given by the insertion of a percentage (up to 40%) in the workload of face-to-face higher education courses dedicated to Distance Education supports a process of reconfiguration from the symbiosis. Read More →

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 →

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 →

Profile of Bolsonaro voters reveals Brazilian variant of far-right populism disease

In contrast to a worldwide trend, in 2018 Brazilian elections the largest share of voters for the far right was registered among better-off citizens, not those left behind by economic modernization. This study also shows that, at odds with the conventional perspective expectations, the better educate did not reject authoritarian values or championed for diversity at the ballot boxes. Read More →