Tag: Educação & Sociedade

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 →