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History of education in Brazil: the formation of the field and its theoretical influences

06 March 2014, 17:30 - 19:30

Event Type: Seminar


Dr Marisa Bittar, Dr Amarilio Ferreira Jr (Federal University of San Carlos, Brazil)


This seminar will present the constitution of the field of History of Education in Brazil, which, in the early twentieth century was strong as a discipline in the curricula of teacher training. As research, it began to strengthen in the 1960s from the creation of the Post-Graduate and became one of the most active area of education after the military dictatorship (1964-1985). Today it is organized through the Brazilian Society for the History of Education, and, with Portugal, hosts the Luso-Brazilian Congress of History of Education. We will also present its main theoretical influences, starting with the positivist interpretation, which, from the 1970s, was criticized by Marxists, which, in its turn, was overcome by currents derived from the French Annales School. Currently, the field is marked by the renewal of themes and theory and faces two challenges: the exchange with the production of the English language, and the appreciation of the history of education as a discipline, as it has been losing ground in the curricula of teacher training.

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