London, Dec.2009 In RELACS we wanted to thank you all for your support, interest and contributions to create a dialogue about Latin America. So we organised our first "Christmas & New Year's Toast" in the Student Union, with typical food and drinks and a piñata to celebrate. Check the pictures of this event at the RELACS Multimedia section.
"History Education and Race Relations in Brazil" Seminar presented at the IoE.
London, Dec.2009. Dr. Verena Alberti, post-doctoral researcher on History of Education both at the University of East Anglia and at the Institute of Education, conducted the last LAPE Seminar of this year. Her work, entitled "History Education and Race Relations in Brazil: how to teach controversial issues and rethink history", comprised an historical review of the concept of "race" and "ethnicity" in Brazil. You can check the presentation in our LAPE archives section.
"The Social Construction of Adulthood " Seminar presented from Mexico by Videoconference.
London, Nov.2009 Paty Andrews, PhD student from the Institute of Education, presented part of her doctoral thesis in the seminar called "The Social Construction of Adultuhood". The presentation was broadcasted live from Mexico with the software Elluminate in our first experience with distance seminars. The presentation focused on the dominant discourses and narratives, particularly the discourse of decline. Andrews addressed the issues of "age" and "adulthood" taking examples from her experience as a english teacher in Mexico.
LAPE's Poster accepted for the upcoming SLAS 2010 Annual Conference.
London, Nov.2009 The Panel "Identities, Emotions and Citizenship within and beyond the School System: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Contributions" has been accepted by the "Society for Latin American Studies" (SLAS) to be presented at their Annual Conference to be held in April 2010 at the University of Bristol. The panel, organized by LAPE, will be coordinated by Analía I. Meo (Institute of Education, University of London and CONICET-Argentina) with the participation of María Balarín (Department of Education, University of Bath), Juancho Barrón (School of International Development, University of East Anglia), Mabel Encinas (Institute of Education, University of London), Carmen de Mattos (University of Pennsylvania and State University of Rio de Janeiro), Tristan McCowan (Institute of Education, University of London) and Cleonice Puggian (University of Cambridge and University of Grande Rio)
"Social Democracy in Latin America": Successful first seminar organized by the LAPE Society.
London, Oct.2009 On Thursday 29th of october, LAPE initiated its academic round of seminars for the 2009-2010 term. The presentation was on charge of Guy Burton, PhD from London School of Economics. With a interesting group of attendants, Dr. Burton presented the work entitled "Social Democracy in Latin America: Policymakers and Education Reform in Chile and Brazil". Drawing in the case of these two countries, Dr. Burton critically analized the ideology underlying the educational policy framework for Latin America. You can check the presentation in our LAPE archives section.
"Bailoterapia": Dance-therapy was the first event of LAPE.
London, October. 2009 The Institute of Education Student's Union was the place chosen for the first of the cultural events of RELACS, the Latin American Cultural Society. A sample of traditional folk dances from countries such as Venezuela and Colombia were performed by three artists from latinamerica. This event was followed by a workshop oriented to help the attendants to get a better knowledge of their body language.