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Educational Alternatives in Latin America

New Modes of Counter-Hegemonic Learning

  • Robert Aman
  • Timothy Ireland
  • Provides a unique perspective on alternative educational models and paradigms outside of formal systems/in non-formal and formal systems in Latin America

  • Highlights the "work in progress" in a number of contemporary educational settings in the region

  • Presents diverse views from contributors drawing from a broad set of data, experience, and differing methodologies


About this book


This book explores diverse contemporary paradigms of educational praxis and learning in Latin America, both formal and non-formal. Each contributor offers a unique perspective on the factors which lead to the production of paradigms rooted in ‘other’ logics, cosmologies, and realities, and how these factors may renegotiate and redefine concepts of education, learning, and knowledge. The various chapters provide a road map for scholars, activists, artists, students, organizations, and social movements to help begin to construct learning spaces that seek to engage with a new more horizontal form of participatory democracy.


counter-hegemonic processes Paulo Freire literacy method transformative pedagogies transformative knowledge colonialism Social Action Program Escuela Nueva

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Aman
    • 1
  • Timothy Ireland
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LinköpingLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Federal University of ParaíbaJoão PessoaBrazil

About the editors

Robert Aman is Lecturer in Education at the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK.

Timothy Ireland is Associate Professor at the Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil.

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