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ARAUJO, Cláudio Márcio de and OLIVEIRA, Maria Cláudia Santos Lopes de. Meanings around human development and adolescence in a social educative project. Educ. rev. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.3, pp. 169-193. ISSN 0102-4698. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-46982010000300009.
This article is based on a research aimed at analyzing conceptions around adolescence and human development mediating social educative interventions in the context of a social circus. Participants: adolescents; technical staff; trainees; and, the researcher himself. The results were generated considering the following meaning complexes: (a) the potential of circus techniques as mediation tools in promoting innovative trajectories of human development; (b) personal improvements in the domain of tools and techniques as the focus of the follow up and evaluation process of the adolescent; (c) adolescence as a stage of life cycle; (d) social risk and vulnerability alternating as char acteristics of the subject or the context. The necessity that institutional agents search for a deeper comprehension of the process of personal transformation that takes place along adolescence is an important point of discussion.
Keywords : Adolescence; Human Development; Social-Educative Project.