Revista Brasileira de Educação
versión impresa ISSN 1413-2478
GOHN, Maria da Glória. Social movements in contemporary. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.47, pp.333-361. ISSN 1413-2478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-24782011000200005.
The work aims to present an overview of social movements in actuality, in the Latin America, and presents a mapping of their main forms in Brazil. The search ponders the educational character of their actions, both for its participants, as for society in general and public agencies. The basic premise of assertion that social movements are sources of innovation and knowledge-generating arrays. However, because it is not an isolated process but social-political character, the paper search joints in the network of relationships that establish movements in political, economic and socio-cultural country, to understand the factors that generate learning built and values of political culture that are being built. . The text highlights movements that occurs in the areas of education - formal and non-formal education.
Palabras clave : social movement; education; citizenship; social participation; social knowledge; learning.