A New Social Contract in a Latin American Education Context

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byDanilo R. Streck, Danilo R StreckForeword byVítor Westhelle

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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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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...

Danilo R. Streck is Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos –UNISINOS in Brazil. His graduate studies were carried out at Princeton Theological Seminary and at Rutgers University/. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Siegen (Germany), University of Toronto (Canada), ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.61 × 5.61 × 0.62 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of 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