SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 issue25Reviewing the past and constructing the present: the gay movement as an educational spaceThe question of metaphor, reference and sense in qualitative research: the contribution of socio-poetics author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista Brasileira de Educação

On-line version ISSN 1809-449X


CUNHA, Marcus Vinicius da. Science and education during the 1950’s: a reflection based on the metaphor 'trajectory'. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2004, n.25, pp. 116-126. ISSN 1809-449X.

Situates the relevance of the Brazilian and Regional Centres of Educational Research for the emergence of the debate concerning the meaning of scientific research in the educational field which allowed a significant discussion to flourish on the concept of educational research and on the definition of science in this field. It analyses the declarations of Anísio Teixeira and Florestan Fernandes as representatives of two conceptions with regard to the links between science and education, making use of rhetorical analysis and giving particular emphasis to the metaphor trajectory. This metaphor admits two connotations: determinate trajectory and indeterminate trajectory. When analysing Anísio Teixeira’s ideas and those of other authors linked to the Brazilian Centre influenced by the ideas of John Dewey, this study locates them as components of the indeterminate trajectory metaphor which has its origin in Dewey’s conception of science inspired in the theoretical developments of quantum physics.

Keywords : Brazilian education; rhetoric; metaphor; Anísio Teixeira; Florestan Fernandes; John Dewey.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License