Democracy in Uruguay: Body education and leisure in the “New Model of Physical Education” (1985-1990)

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This article revisits formal Physical Education programs in the democratization process after the last civic-military dictatorship in Uruguay (1973-1985). We explore the “New Model of Physical Education” proposed by the National Commission of Physical Education in 1986 and at the same time the relation between body and modern politics. Studying recreational programs between 1985 and 1990 we observe that leisure time was saw as a strategy in favor of workers recovery. In addition we found that public policies that attempted to manage  population's free time were guided by an interest in educate for the good use of leisure time and by hobbies promotion as a way to spend the not labor time.

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Seré Quintero, C., & Fernandez Vaz, A. (2016). Democracy in Uruguay: Body education and leisure in the “New Model of Physical Education” (1985-1990). Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24, 97. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.24.2380
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Cecilia Seré Quintero, Universidad de la República (Uruguay),

Profesora adjunta en la Universidad de la República (Uruguay) y Doctoranda del Programa de Posgrado Interdisciplinar em Ciências Humanas (Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC). Becaria CAPES/Ministerio de la Educación de Brasil. Es investigadora del Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Educação e Sociedade Contemporânea (UFSC/CNPq) y del Grupo Cuerpo, Educación y Enseñanza (ISEF/Udelar).

Alexandre Fernandez Vaz, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Profesor del Programa de Posgrado en Educación y del Programa de Posgrado Interdisciplinar en Ciencias Humanas de la Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Coordinador del Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Educação e Sociedade Contemporânea (UFSC/CNPq) Investigador del Consejo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (CNPq/Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Brasil).