Knowledge Under Siege: The Brasilian Debate
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"The recent history of education and, particularly, of pedagogical ideas in Brazil, cannot be understood without reference to political events that have occurred since the early 1960s. In April, 1964, a military dictatorship ousted a democratically elected civil government following a brief period of intense popular agitation and participation demanding reforms. That military ruling lasted until 1985, when a civil president was elected, though still under the rules established by the military. The educational debate that we are going to analyze here must be viewed against this political background."
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Tadeu da Silva, T., & McLaren, P. (1993). Knowledge under siege: The Brasilian debate. In P. McLaren & P. Leonard (Eds.), Paulo Freire: A critical encounter (pp. 36-46). London: Routledge.