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Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program

Education (also CAGS)

Year Degree Awarded

2017

Month Degree Awarded

February

First Advisor

Laura Valdiviezo

Subject Categories

Community-Based Learning | Community-Based Research | Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Gender and Sexuality | International and Comparative Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Politics and Social Change | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Abstract

Through a multisite ethnographic investigation, I provide a look at the vision and practices of women teaching in the popular education sector, particularly those who impact social, economic, and political public spaces in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an alternative to Freirean based education theory, which may overshadow the collective work of women in popular projects, this work highlights women’s commitments to education that contests neoliberal reform, transforming not only curriculum and pedagogies, social practices, and discourses inside classrooms, but the communities where they live as well.

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