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Da Cunha, Marcus Vinicius – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2005
This paper intents to analyze the influence of John Dewey's ideas in the movement that defended the educational renovation in Brazil (named New School) at the end of the 1920s and in the 1930s. For this, it explains two trends of that movement: the first is described by the metaphor of industrial or mechanical efficiency, whose emphasis was in the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Mendonca, Ana Waleska P. C.; Xavier, Libania Nacif; Breglia, Vera Lucia Alves; Chaves, Miriam Waidenfeld; de Oliveira, Maria Teresa Cavalcanti; Lima, Cecilia Neves; Dos Santos, Pablo S. M. Bispo – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2005
This article proposes to analyse some aspects of the appropriation of New School thinking in Brazil, particularly Deweyan pragmatism, in the 1950s and 1960s. The analysis is based on the assumption that the developmentalist ideology that punctuated the debate on the economic, political and social restructuring of the country in these two decades…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Social Sciences, Ideology
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Ghiraldelli, Paulo; Carr, Cody – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2005
This paper analyses the relations between Pragmatism and Brazilian culture, nowadays defined as a plural culture. It shows that the introduction of Pragmatism into Brazilian educational movements in the past actually made such culture much more receptive to pragmatist ideas. After discussing the concepts of truth and minimalism on Richard Rorty's…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Pragmatics, Cultural Influences