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From the Pedagogy of the MST to Educação do Campo

Rebecca Tarlau

in Occupying Schools, Occupying Land

Published in print August 2019 | ISBN: 9780190870324
Published online June 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190870331 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190870324.003.0004

Series: Global and Comparative Ethnography

From the Pedagogy of the MST to Educação do Campo

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Chapter 3 shows how the institutionalization of movement goals can sometimes look like a process of social movement absorption. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the MST’s local educational practices in areas of agrarian reform evolved into a national proposal for an alternative educational approach in the entire Brazilian countryside. This proposal, which became known as Educação do Campo (Education of the Countryside), was explicitly linked to an alternative vision for rural development. Between 2004 and 2012 this educational proposal was implemented in the Ministry of Education (MEC) through several laws, an office, and a series of programs. However, the MEC’s hierarchical organization, focus on best practices, and need to rapidly expand its educational programs undermined the MST’s ability to participate—even with a federal government historically aligned with the movement. During this period, agribusiness groups also began to embrace Educação do Campo, leading to a watering down of the original proposal.

Keywords: Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST); Educação do Campo; Ministry of Education; SECADI; Escola Ativa; ProNoCampo; LEDOC; agribusiness; Dilma Rousseff; President Lula

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Subjects: Sociology of Education ; Social Movements and Social Change ; Political Sociology

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