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By Danilo R. Streck

A brand new Social agreement in a Latin American schooling Context is dedicated to what has turn into referred to as “perspective of the South:” knowing the South no longer as a geographical reference yet as a vindication of the lifestyles of how of realizing and of dwelling which fight for his or her survival and for a sound position in an international the place the glory for distinction is balanced with the perfect for equality. The metaphor of the recent social agreement stands for the will to ascertain one other global, which sarcastically can't yet spring out of the entrails of the prevailing one. may well a similar agreement less than which the colonial orders have been erected function a device for decolonizing kinfolk, wisdom, and gear? hence, what sort of schooling may perhaps successfully aid constitution a brand new social agreement? those are many of the questions Streck addresses.

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It is unlikely that we will ever know if this date was chosen because in 1973, on September 11, the socialist government of Salvador Allende in Chile fell. Roger Burbach writes: “On the morning of September 11, I watched aircraft flying overhead. Minutes later I heard explosive sounds and saw fireballs of smoke fill the sky. ”37 The author was not describing the happenings in New York, but what he experienced in Chile when a military coup with strong North American support overthrew the people elected government and installed one of the bloodiest dictatorships of Latin America.

30 Is that the destiny of education? I believe it depends a lot on the readings we are able to do of the world, of the scenarios that we are able to construct and the dreams we permit ourselves to dream and to nourish. And foremost, of the future that we start to build now with our actions. In the scene of the cigarette butt there was smoke rising between people of different cultures and origins. 31 Maybe one could broaden Galeano’s image by saying that this curtain of smoke already existed and September 11 made it denser and life much more vulnerable.

It is enough to watch one session of briefing to understand the game in scene. In one of these sessions, after one of the North American soldiers had fallen from the helicopter, the questions were if he had been hit before or after falling from the helicopter, if he suffered much before dying. It was also asked if the last “smart bombs” were efficient enough to destroy the caves of Afghanistan, all of which are supposedly infested with dangerous terrorists ready to launch a new attack on some power symbol in the United States or manufacturing dangerous chemical weapons in sophisticated laboratories.

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