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Toward a decolonial pedagogy in Latin America: Convergences between popular education and participatory action research

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Published: 2018-07-23

Author

João Colares da Mota Neto

Universidade do Estado do Pará

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3346-1885

Keywords: Decolonial Pedagogy; Popular Education; Participatory Action Research; Paulo Freire; Orlando Fals Borda

Abstract

The article analyzes possibilities of convergence between popular education and participatory action research, taking as a reference the thought of the Brazilian pedagogue Paulo Freire and the Colombian social scientist Orlando Fals Borda. In particular, it examines these convergences in order to identify elements for the constitution of a decolonial pedagogy in Latin America. It is a research inserted in the field of the comparative history of Latin American social thought, using as primary sources several works of Paulo Freire and Orlando Fals Borda. The article defends the argument that the convergence between popular education and participatory action research is one of the most fruitful, creative and instigating intellectual contributions ever produced in Latin America, capable of pointing to a decolonial pedagogy that confronts intellectual colonialism, Pedagogical traditionalism and the authoritarianism of modern-colonial science.

 

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Author Biography

João Colares da Mota Neto

Universidade do Estado do Pará

Professor da Universidade do Estado do Pará, vinculado ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação e à Licenciatura em Pedagogia. Doutor em Educação pela Universidade Federal do Pará, com Doutorado Sanduíche na Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Colombia. Mestre em Educação e Licenciado em Pedagogia pela UEPA.
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Published: 2018-07-23

How to Cite

Mota Neto, J. C. da. (2018). Toward a decolonial pedagogy in Latin America: Convergences between popular education and participatory action research. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 26, 84. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.26.3424