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VILELA, Rita Amelia Teixeira. Criticism and possibilities of education and school in the present: lessons of Theodor Adorno for the curriculum. Educ. rev. [online]. 2007, n.45, pp. 223-248. ISSN 0102-4698. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-46982007000100012.
The text presents the sociological dimension of the thought of Theodor Adorno and his critical analyses pointed to the school and to the educational system, highlighting how it is up-to-date. It also comes back to the discussion of Adorno about education for the emancipation and it shows that the challenge pointed by him for the education to be capable of creating the foundations for the construction of a society free from barbarism continues to be present. Transferred to the challenges that lay ahead for education, in the present scenery of the global new liberalism and its contradictions, the appropriation of the potential of the epistemology of Adorno becomes fundamental in the debate about the relation between the school and the society in the contemporary world, showing how his knowledge reinforces postures that, in the present, demand from the school an important role in the construction of new pedagogical relations for the production of new forms of citizenship looking to construct a world in which it is possible to live with justice and dignity.
Keywords : Theodor Adorno; Education in the Present; Curriculum.