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Learning in Politics

Title: Learning in Politics: Brazilian Teachers' Political Engagement as a Pedagogical Resource.
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Name(s): Myers, John, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The suggestion that teaching is a political act has been a divisive issue among educators. However, there has been little analysis of the ways that teachers draw on their political experiences as pedagogical resources. Using a case study of seven teachers inPorto Alegre,Brazilwho were involved in politics, this article explores the relationship between political experiences and teaching citizenship. The data consisted of interviews with the teachers, observations of their teaching, and classroom materials. This research shows that politics played an important role in their efforts to teach democratic citizenship. Through the teachers' diverse political experiences and ideologies, they developed different understandings of the relationship of politics with citizenship education that promote democratization and social change.
Identifier: FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0005 (IID), 10.1016/j.ijer.2009.03.001 (DOI)
Note: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the journal International Journal of Educational Research, Copyright © 2009 Elsevier, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2009.03.001" id="x-ddDoi">http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2009.03.001
Citation: Myers, J.P. (2009). Learning in Politics: Brazilian Teachers' Political Engagement as a Pedagogical Resource. International Journal of Educational Research, 48(1), 30-39.
Subject(s): Education
Study and teaching
Teachers -- Training of
Teaching -- Vocational guidance
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0005
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: International Journal of Educational Research.
Issue: 1, 48

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Myers, J. (2009). Learning in Politics: Brazilian Teachers' Political Engagement as a Pedagogical Resource. International Journal Of Educational Research. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0005