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    Vassar College
  Sep 22, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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LALS 107 - Popular Education and Social Struggle in Latin America

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
This course examines the relationships between popular education, critical pedagogy, and social change in Latin America. Latin American educators have been responsible for introducing popular education models which challenge dominant approaches and build on the values of solidarity, inclusion and respect for human rights. The course examines the development of popular education in Latin America since 1960. Students analyze popular education’s philosophical and theoretical assumptions as well as its liberating pedagogical practices which encourage learners to problem-solve and to question the taken for granted (Jara, 2011). In addition to their reading and writing assignments, students in the class learn about popular education by watching short documentaries produced by the La Educación en Movimiento Project ( ) and interacting via Skype with educators, participants, and directors of these projects to learn first hand about their philosophies, pedagogies, and the social, economic, and environmental problems in the communities that these programs seek to address. Tracey Holland.

Open only to freshmen; satisfies the college requirement for a Freshman Writing Seminar.

Two 75-minute periods.

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