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Educating citizens for participatory democracy: a case study of local government education policy in Pelotas, Brazil

McCowan, Tristan (2006) Educating citizens for participatory democracy: a case study of local government education policy in Pelotas, Brazil. International Journal of Educational Development, 26 (5). pp. 456-470. ISSN 0738-0593

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Abstract

A case study was undertaken of Pelotas, a large town in southern Brazil, where a recent government of the Workers’ Party (PT) implemented a range of social policy reforms. The study draws on interviews with key members of the Municipal Secretariat of Education and policy documents, analyzing them in relation to theoretical literature on citizenship and education. The Pelotas approach is seen to be distinctive for its emphasis on active political participation as a citizen’s right and as a means to social justice for all. The local government also places a higher value on critical and autonomous attitudes towards the authorities than on cultivating allegiance to the municipality or nation-state.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Brazil
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education and International Development
IOE Departments > Departments > Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 11:32
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:08
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