Accepted Paper:

has pdf download Childhood care and education in southern Brazil (1897-1930): the ethnic German schools  

Author:

Ademir Valdir Dos Santos (Federal University of Santa Catarina)

Paper Short Abstract:

Focuses on the rise and transformations of schools in a colonial area of German immigration situated in Santa Catarina, Brazil, between 1897 and 1930. The condition of German schools based on ethnic-oriented social relations linked to German-European culture were based on ideas of Brazilianization.

Paper long abstract:

We investigate the creation of educational institutions in the movement of European migration to Brazil. The study focuses on the rise and some transformations of schools in a colonial area of German immigration situated in Santa Catarina, between 1897 and 1930. It is based on documentation: reports of the Hanseatic Colonization Company, laws and press. The results indicate that the emergence of schools is due to the both initiative of the immigrants and the colonizer. His pedagogical characterization was marked by a European curriculum and use of the German language. But gradually has been taking place another formation focused on regionalism and the compulsory use of Portuguese. The condition of German schools based on ethnic-oriented social relations linked to German-European culture were being oriented to teaching ideas based on technical rationality and governmental ideas of "Brazilianization" that generated a new identity: the German-Brazilian.

Keywords: German school, German-Brazilian school, primary education; Santa Catarina.

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Education in Latin America under ethnographic and ethnohistorical perspectives: past and future of schooling and child care (CLOSED - 7)