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Educational contexts and borders through a cultural lens

looking inside, viewing outside

herausgegeben vonGiuseppina Marsico Marilena Ristum Ana Cecilia de Souza Bastos


This book provides a "context" of discussion for researchers and educational experts in order to rethink the relationship between actors, practices and borders within the educational contexts. The research in educational psychology has often challenged the concept of "educational context". According to the different theoretical frameworks, the construct of contexts, their borders, and the dimensions to be taken into account have all been defined in different ways. The book offers a reflection that goes from theory to practice and backward from practice to theory. The main research questions the book addresses are how actors, i.e. teachers, parents and students, educators, and professionals, with their own identity and social representations, build their educational practices, or, their shared cultural spaces where knowledge is generated, defining the borders of the educational contexts. The book proposes that a border is a type of membrane within and outside the educational setting bringing together different actors, groups and cultures. The book presents the perspectives of scholars and educational experts from various parts of the world, including Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. They shed light on what happens at the border in different cultural contexts, and what the relationship is between the educational setting and the other life contexts or micro-cultures.


Details | Inhaltsverzeichnis

Dialogues between psychology and education

mediation of competence using a historic and cultural perspective of human development

School and child development

the real and the ideal of Brazilian educational context

"becoming professionals"

exploring young people's construction of alternative futures

Elsa de MattosAntonio Marcos Chaves

Meanings of violence

the classroom as a meeting point for discourse and practices

Marilena Ristum

School as work or work as school

meanings in-between for children from different cultural contexts

Lia Lordelo


Publication details

Publisher: Springer

Ort: Dordrecht

Year: 2015

Seiten: 366

Series: Cultural Psychology of Education

Series volume: 1

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18765-5

ISBN (hardback): 978-3-319-18764-8

ISBN (digital): 978-3-319-18765-5


Marsico Giuseppina, Ristum Marilena, de Souza Bastos Ana Cecilia (2015) Educational contexts and borders through a cultural lens: looking inside, viewing outside. Dordrecht, Springer.