Education for citizenship: experiences of the Legislative' School

This report presents the Legislative' School, a pioneer idea from the Minas Gerais State Legislative Assembly - an institution that provides knowledge and stimulates thought in the area of learning, research and university extension. The report gives a brief history of its establishment and then talks about the advances of the school towards editorial and educational practices in citizen education the challenges of using apropriated technological tools: T.V. and Internet are also discussed. The report did not neglect to reveal the institutional and historical limitations for a truly democratic and citizen participation: subservience of the Legislative to the Executive branch, the patronage in the relationship between the representative and the constituent, the parliamentary corporation and impunity.

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