A Critical Theoretical Perspective on Education and Social Change in Bolivia: A Contested Alternative Pedagogy

  • Mieke T. A. Lopes Cardozo
Part of the Marxism and Education book series (MAED)


In Bolivia, education is seen by many as a promising way out of a life in poverty and marginalization. Similarly, hope is often mentioned in relation to processes of social change, as the epigraph reveals. This education-hope-change nexus becomes particularly relevant in highly unequal societies, such as Bolivia, where historically marginalized groups struggle with great anticipation for a better future. With a “politics of change,” the new Bolivian government endeavors—in any case discursively—a restructuring of the economy, politics and society, with education being perceived as a mayor vehicle for such transformations.


Civil Society Social Change Social Movement Education Reform Social Transformation 
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