By Danilo R. Streck

ISBN-10: 0230105386

ISBN-13: 9780230105386

A brand new Social agreement in a Latin American schooling Context is dedicated to what has develop into referred to as “perspective of the South:” figuring out the South now not as a geographical reference yet as a vindication of the lifestyles of how of understanding and of residing which fight for his or her survival and for a sound position in a global the place the dignity for distinction is balanced with the proper for equality. The metaphor of the hot social agreement stands for the need to examine one other global, which sarcastically can't yet spring out of the entrails of the prevailing one. may perhaps a similar agreement below which the colonial orders have been erected function a device for decolonizing relatives, wisdom, and gear? accordingly, what sort of schooling might successfully aid constitution a brand new social agreement? those are a few of the questions Streck addresses.

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As one leader of an NGO argued, it is about an issue of scale. 6 It must be said that this is not about denying the seriousness of the work of the NGOs or their right to capture resources for their projects through partnerships. The work carried out by these institutions is as worthy as that carried out by schools and universities and in some regions it represents possibilities for jobs for professionals of various areas, from agronomists to pedagogues. However, the analyses call attention to the fact that they also help “educate” the movements in the sense of adapting them to the hegemonic rationality, integrating them in subordinate ways.

Among the The Latin American Pedagogical Labyrinth 29 lessons that are being learned in the discussions and that are put forth as references for the construction of another possible world are the following: (1) that the globalization dominated by the interests of the market is unsustainable; (2) that what is in progress is an alternative globalization; (3) that the dialogue between the proposals of globalization is difficult, but is necessary and urgent, aiming at the construction of a new social contract and at confronting what is turning out to be a crises in the civilizational model; 4) that the responsibility of the resistance movements at the level of organization, objectives, and projects grows.

Be they crimes against innocent populations in the war against the terrorists of Afghanistan or dictatorial ravishments in any country, even though silenced by the larger press, a significant portion of the population has access to other sources and develops alternative ways of thinking. 20 A key issue in the context of the rapid changes in the development of information technologies has to do with the possibility of developing a true community through the virtual network. Or, on the contrary, would it be dividing citizens placing each one in front of the monitor at their home or office, to better transform them, in the end, into individual consumers, not lastly of the technologies themselves and their facilities?

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