TITLE

Popular education and social change in Latin America

AUTHOR(S)
Jara, Oscar H.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Community Development Journal;Jul2010, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p287
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article identifies the shortcomings of the dominant approach to education around the globe today, which does not lead to equitable development. Latin American thinkers point to an alternative perspective based on solidarity, inclusion and humanity. Such a perspective puts social change at the heart of education and is evident in what is known as Popular Education. Jara defines and analyses these complex terms, and provides an historical overview of the development of popular education in Latin America since 1960. He notes the key factors: popular education is ‘substantively political’, and it is underpinned by a liberating pedagogy which is possible in both formal as well as informal education, and which builds people's capacities to question their reality and existing ideologies, and to learn and unlearn continuously.
ACCESSION #
51860002

 

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