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Body conceptions in Quality Indicators in Early Childhood Education (MEC–2009)
Ana Cristina Richter, Cristina Silveira Santos, Alexandre Fernandez Vaz
This paper aims to describe and analyze body conceptions in the document Quality Indicators in Early Childhood Education, published by the MEC in 2009, which seeks a distancing from the welfare and compensatory practices that were currently practices at this level of basic education. It seeks to see if this distance appears (or not), based on new conceptions of body that, in turn, could produce...

Are there long-term benefits from early childhood education in low- and middle-income countries?
M. Najeeb Shafiq, Amanda Devercelli, Alexandria Valerio
We examine the relationship between participation in early childhood education (ECE) and various long-term outcomes: post-ECE educational attainment, the development of both cognitive and socioemotional skills, and labor market outcomes. The data are from the recent Skills Toward Employability and Productivity surveys of urban adults in 12 low- and middle-income countries. Using OLS regression...

The problem of ICT policy translation: Contributions to overcome a technical rationality
Gary Alberto Cifuentes, María Camila Valbuena Osorio
Education policies for the use and appropriation of ICT (information and communication technologies) in Latin America are in their best moment. All across the region are emerging educational innovation systems aiming to close the gap of inequity and guarantee the access of quality education. Beyond a common discourse analysis approach on these national programs and their promises of development...

EdTech and public policies: Introducing the question
Lilian do Valle, Daniel Mill, Aldo Victorio Filho
It has become a commonplace if not a truism to assert that the unprecedented development of digital technologies has radically changed our lives. However, the rapidity with which technical possibilities multiply does not seem to be accompanied by the constant examination, by the creation and re-creation of the ends to which those means must be subject, especially in the field of education. For...

Can philosophy inoculate technoscience? Philosophy in licenciate distance learning courses
Diogo Bogéa
This article presents an investigation into the place of philosophy in licentiate distance learning courses. The Heideggerian reflections on “technology” and the “technological epoch” as essentially characterized by “pure calculation”, which obliterates the possibility of an authentic philosophical experience, are well known. This article draws attention to another dimension of the relation...

Educational technologies as tools: Critical considerations on a fundamental metaphor
Giselle Martins dos Santos Ferreira, Márcio Silveira Lemgruber
In the current National Education Plan (2014-2024), the word technology appears repeatedly in the description of strategies proposed to support the goals defined in the document. Although the term tool is not explicitly included in the text, the idea of technology as tool is widely disseminated in academic and marketing discourses on educational technology. This image can be viewed as a...

The philosophical basis of optimism in Distance Education
Danilo Bantim Frambach, Marcio Francisco Teixeira de Oliveira
Recently, Distance Education has been receiving a lot of attention due to its expansion. In this process, the optimism that some defenders have for this new teaching modality is often seen, identifying it as a kind of panacea for the problems of education. This work intends to investigate the philosophical background of the Distance Education, highlighting one of its main representatives, the...

The maelstrom of online programs in Colombian teacher education
Pedro Pineda, Jorge Celis
The replacement of direct human interaction by the computer connected to the internet is one of the most radical reforms in the history of education. In the first part, we show chronologically how–unlike correspondence, radio and television–the internet is the only technology that has sought to replace human interaction in teacher education training in Colombia. By consulting databases, we...

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