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Cultural industry: some politics, cultural and social determinations in the education

LEDA APARECIDA PEDROSO About the author

This paper analyzes the persistence of both the apartheid and social exclusion despite the supposed information democratization that would be made possible by the introdution of new technologies in the communication means at educational and institutions curricula. Such new technologies (TVs, VCRs, computers connected to the Internet), having been adopted by the cultural industry, continue "producing" illiterate people and known as functional illeterate as well as, lately, the "illeterate dot com". These resources have generated neither greater knowledge nor individual participation in the political decisions and in the socio-cultural goods restricted to a minority of people who could be called "citizens". The overcome of fashion pedagogic aiming critical and creative education driven to emancipating objectives is still a task to be accomplished.

Cultural Industry; Technology and Social Exclusion; Education and Technologies


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