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The education of the body in teachers’ training in Normal School of the state of São Paulo (1890-1931)


In the state of São Paulo, Brazil, the Normal School was responsible to spread pedagogic innovations and diffuse new knowledge and practices for primary school. We assume that physic and aesthetic corporal practices, producers of a body education and offered in Normal School, were those reformers and public institution officials who broadcast interest in having an impact grade schools, focusing on social regeneration. So, which practices composed a sense of this education of the body in teacher’s training (1890-1931)? As a result, we focused the analyses on gymnastics and scouting.

Education of the body; Gymnastic; Scouting; Normal School; Pedagogical printed

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