Educational Territories and Social Transformation
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A rightful citizen, an active participant in the decision-making processes impacting his/her community is supported by the development of one's body, one's uniqueness, one's reasoning capacity, and communicative and creative skills.
In Brazil, in the last decades, experiences have been conducted, albeit fragmentarily, on that can be called educational territories. In a given educational territory, we can set up conditions for educating autonomous citizens with an active engagement in society. A rightful citizen, an active participant in the decision-making processes impacting his/her community is supported by the development of one’s body, one’s uniqueness, one’s reasoning capacity, and communicative and creative skills.
Therefore, a territory needs to be organized and ensure the engagement of all different players around a common project, promoting democratic participation, schools innovating educational structures and practices, integration among agents of different social areas, and the expansion of educational opportunities.
Helena Singer is the head of the Ashoka Youth Strategy for Latin America, a member of the São Paulo Municipal Council of Education and a columnist for Nova Escola magazine. She was a special adviser to the Minister of Education (2015). She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of São Paulo and a postdoctoral degree from the State University of Campinas. She is also an author, with books and papers on education and human rights published at home and abroad.
CYCLE «CHILDREN, THE THEATER AND THE CITY»