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GONDRA, José G.. Seasoning the soul, refreshing the muscles: body and History of Education in Afranio Peixoto. Pro-Posições [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp. 19-34. ISSN 0103-7307. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73072011000300003.
In this study, we discuss some aspects of Afranio Peixoto's book: Noções de História da Educação. With regard to the principles that inspire, order and calibrate writing, it appears that they consist in a campaign in favor of Comprehensive Education in which the physical, moral and intellectual aspects should be articulated and balanced. Neither absence nor excesses, because the general principle is moderation. We also noted that the course "dictated" at the Instituto de Educação is converted into a textbook; a kind of dictionary of pedagogy aiming to offer future teachers a repertoire in which the spice of the muscles and soul serve as the script of the story. Finally, marked by this author's present, Peixoto's narrative seeks to organise the teachers' present in order to guide their attitudes and define when, how and where to get with the calculated, scientific and permanent intervention about their bodies and the bodies of others.
Keywords : education; body; history.