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Pro-Posições

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VIEIRA, Ricardo. Ethnobiographies and self-discovery: a proposal from educational anthropology for teachers' training in cultural diversity. Pro-Posições [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.2, pp.109-123. ISSN 1980-6248.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73072013000200009.

We consider the anthropology of education as the study of educational processes, whether at school, at home, on the street or in the social history of individuals and their role in the (re) construction of personal identities. Based on research conducted in Portugal, I try to show how ethnobiographical studies are a privileged way to understand people as a result of an identity bricolage and how they are also forms of (self) education. I explore the potential of ethnobiographic and group interviews for the rationalization of past experiences for educational anthropology within the training in cultural diversity.

Keywords : identities and life stories; reflective training; educational anthropology; training for cultural diversity.

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