Alex Guilherme

Alex Guilherme
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul | PUCRS · Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação

MA (Edin), MLitt (St Andrews) PhD (Durham)

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January 2012 - February 2016
Liverpool Hope University
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  • Lecturer
October 2010 - July 2011
The University of Edinburgh
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  • PostDoc Position
October 2010 - June 2011
The University of Edinburgh
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (98)
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Where are the Global South women in teacher education contexts? To answer this question, this article investigates the epistemic foundation that legitimizes male power over public spaces and ranks society based on a subject/object dichotomy, personifying the subject in the European cultural/economic/political pattern and the object in the pattern c...
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The internationalization of higher education has become a criterion of quality in the evaluation of higher education institutions, and it has been linked to mobility, focusing on the exchange of students and academics, as well as on bilateral agreements seeking to promote joint-doctoral programmes and research networks. In 2018, a Brazilian univers...
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The Lancet stated in its editorial on the 9th of May 2020 that the situation in Brazil was very problematic insofar as the COVID-19 pandemic was concerned. More than a year later, Brazil already registered more than half a million deaths from complications of COVID-19, which places it in second place in the world ranking of deaths despite having th...
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Seguindo nosso recente estudo “Vygotsky’s inner speech ajuda na solução de problemas matemáticos em TICs?” e os estudos de Berk que apresentam bons resultados sobre a correlação da teoria de inner speech de Vygotsky e a resolução de problemas matemáticos, iniciou-se esta pesquisa (2ª fase do projeto) que visa verificar se há a possibilidade de obte...
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O presente artigo, baseado em pesquisa exploratória de natureza quali-quanti realizada em centros universitários privados do DF, busca investigar a efetividade da Comissão Própria de Avaliação na construção do processo dialógico entre a comunidade acadêmica e a direção das IES. Propõe-se a aproximação entre o conceito do diálogo ao papel da autoava...
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An accessible, higher level critical discussion of historical, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives on the nature of peace and war. The contributors introduce and analyse these and their continuing relevance for peace studies and conflict resolution.
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A reflexão parte da tarefa que Benjamin atribui aos que estão vivos: originar um verdadeiro “estado de exceção”. Compreende-se que essa é a tarefa primeira de uma Educação Histórica ética e estética. O artigo está organizado em três partes que compreendem os três elementos indissociáveis que constituem os primeiros movimentos no sentido de superar...
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O objetivo desta reflexão foiinvestigar se é possível uma “linguagem da educação” nas modalidades de Educação a Distância, mais especificamentese,em Educação a Distância,é possível criar as condições para a resposta responsável ao chamado do Outro, para o diálogo ético,e seoferece possibilidades para que o sujeito se constitua como um ser além do q...
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Este artigo apresenta a perspectiva do modelo social como possibilidade de transcendência do modelo médico na educação inclusiva. Tem por objetivo promover uma reflexão sobre a ideia de que uma educação inclusiva implica em pensar em uma sociedade inclusiva. Apresenta ainda diferenças sobre as perspectivas dos modelos médico e social dentro da educ...
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Este estudo tem como problemática principal compreender como os professores do município de Santa Rosa (RS), que trabalham nas salas de Atendimento Educacional Especializado (AEE) e nas salas do ensino regular, entendem e efetivam a inclusão no espaço escolar. Para o método emprega-se a pesquisa bibliográfica complementada pela pesquisa de campo na...
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Peace and War: Historical, Philosophical, and Anthropological Perspectives is an accessible, higher-level critical discussion of philosophical commentaries on the nature of peace and war. It introduces and analyses various philosophies of peace and war, and their continuing theoretical and practical relevance for peace studies and conflict resoluti...
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A defining aspect of our modern age is our tenacious belief in technology in all walks of life, not least in education. It could be argued that this infatuation with technology or ‘techno-philia’ in education has had a deep impact in the classroom changing the relationship between teacher and student, as well as between students. Running parallel t...
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A defining aspect of our modern age is our tenacious belief in technology in all walks of life, not least in education. It could be argued that this infatuation with technology or ‘techno-philia’ in education has had a deep impact in the classroom changing the relationship between teacher and student, as well as between students; that is, these rel...
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Este artigo, fruto do recorte de um estudo de caso, tem como objetivo abordar a violência de gênero no contexto migratório haitiano para o sul do Brasil analisando as trajetórias e o cotidiano de duas jovens estudantes haitianas, por meio de entrevistas realizadas utilizando os princípios da história oral . Para isso, levantamos um breve histórico...
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This article critically discusses the topic of professional knowledge in teacher education through the lenses of Ilan Gur-Ze'ev's counter-education. It is based on a study investigating how professional knowledge building evolves through written reflections, examining the development of professional identity in the context of a course in an undergr...
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RESUMO Entre 2014 e 2016, projetos de lei (PLs) que possibilitam reviver experiências passadas em novo formato e contexto foram apresentados nas duas casas legislativas brasileiras. Esses PLs versam sobre a educação escolar, mas possuem como corolário um projeto de nação normativo e mutilador. Essas propostas são inspiradas em um movimento alegadam...
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Este volume explora conceituações de indigeneidade e as maneiras que filosofias indígenas podem e devem informar a política educacional e prática. Começando com questões e filosofias da própria indigeneidade, o volume cobre as filosofias e práticas indígenas de várias comunidades - incluindo os povos Sami, Maori, Walpiri, Navajo e Kokama. Os autore...
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This article considers three different concepts of the role of the teacher. Buber understands the teacher as the builder-teacher of a dialogical community playing a fundamental role in the character formation of individuals. Freire develops this notion, adding a political tinge, and argues for a political-teacher who plays a central role in the for...
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Research into violence in schools has been growing steadily at an international level, and has shown high degrees of violence at various different levels. Given the seriousness of the problem, finding ways of responding to this issue in schools becomes an imperative for educationists. In this chapter, the authors engage with this problem by defendi...
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This article presents a study that analyses interviews of African students participating in the PEC academic mobility programme, so to gain an understanding of the individual and corporate experience of living and studying in Brazil. However, our analysis also demonstrates a highly significant finding that the historical process of colonisation, ex...
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Where does philosophy of education take us? In the social, political and cultural turmoil of the present age, it can be argued that our social imagination might be confined, and our political subverted. In response to this, some philosophers of education have strived to reveal many ideologies at work in modern myths such as the orders of educationa...
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This article discusses the educational policies of international organizations, especially those concerning global citizenship and their implications for cyberculture/cyberspace as well as the possibility of implementing a counter-education project, as envisaged by Ilan Gur Ze’ev, the important Israeli philosopher of education, who died in 2012. In...
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Given that there appears to be a dichotomy within the BRICS, we focus on Russia and China, discussing recent developments in their respective Higher Educational systems, and what these changes might mean in terms of internationalization. Moreover, given that the importance of Higher Education for a balanced development is something that is now wide...
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A qualidade da educação alinha-se à formação continuada de educadores. O PNEM como iniciativa de educação permanente possibilitou continuidade de desenvolvimento pessoal, intelectual e profissional na escola, em 2014 e 2015: duas etapas de 100 horas. Este texto é recorte de pesquisa realizada com as seis universidades federais do sul do Brasil, 440...
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Philosophy, Dialogue, and Education is an advanced introduction to nine key European social philosophers: Martin Buber, Mikhail Bakhtin, Lev Vygotsky, Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simone Weil, Michael Oakeshott, and Jürgen Habermas. This detailed yet highly readable work positions the socio-political views of each philoso...
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O texto traz importante contribuição do Pacto Nacional pelo Fortalecimento do Ensino Médio-PNEM, no sentido de aquisição de 'capital cultural' e transformação do'habitus' segundo a perspectiva sociológica de Pierre Bourdieu argumentando-se a formação do 'professor improvisador', defendido por Ilan Gur-Ze’ev. Ainda, destaca-se a importância deste ti...
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ResumoApós extensa e inconclusiva pesquisa bibliográfica por replicações de um estudo de Berk (1994) que relatou positivamente a relação entre o uso do Inner Speech, tão argumentado por Vygotsky, e o sucesso na resolução de problemas em crianças viu-se a oportunidade de elaborar um novo estudo, desta vez utilizando uma amostragem diferente de parti...
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A aproximação entre Paulo Freire e Gert Biesta foi realizada a partir de estudos bibliográficos, tendo como foco a compreensão de ambos acerca das relações entre risco e educação. Por que é importante compreender (e exercer) a educação como risco? Qual a função dos educadores que assumem a educação como risco? São os questionamentos que orientam o...
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According to Galtung, violence can be divided into two kinds: (i) direct violence, which is always physical in a wider sense (e.g. bodily harm or verbal abuse) or (ii) indirect violence that is either structural (i.e. the institution is structurally violent because it is organised so to privilege a group over others; e.g. a strict pyramidal organis...
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It is our contention in this article that lifelong learning for teachers is something that is essential and fundamental for the improvement of the teaching and learning processes in education. Here, we consider some aspects related to this important subject. First, we discuss official documents dealing with teachers’ lifelong learning: that is, we...
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It is our contention in this article that the Great South tends to understand the process of internationalisation of Higher Education in terms of “mobility” whilst the Great North, which gave birth to the notion and therefore has greater experience of the process, understands internationalisation in terms of Global Citizenship Education. Mobility i...
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Este estudo apresenta a análise documental sobre o processo de internacionalização da Educação Superior em duas universidades privadas e comunitárias, uma do RS e outra do PR, ambas sem fins lucrativos, tendo sua confessionalidade baseada nos princípios Maristas: a PUCRS e a PUCPR. O objetivo foi analisar a importância das relações entre o processo...
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This short memorial draws on reflections by Professor Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Howard Gardner is the author of the chapter on Bruner in the recently published Routledge Encyclopaedia of Educational Thinkers.
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Metaphors help us understand a concept by resorting to the imaginary because it is sometimes difficult to do so through the use of words alone. Thinkers have made use of metaphors to not only describe ‘falling in love’, ‘the pain of losing someone dear to us’, but also to describe particular concepts both in arts and sciences. In fact, the use of m...
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There is a legal requirement that schools engage with the spiritual aspects of education, which encompasses pastoral care. This reflects the ethical sensibility that is present in individuals and underlies interactions with Others; and which should be part of the ethos of all educational institutions and especially schools. This is because spiritua...
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The topic of ‘happiness education' has received considerable attention in recent years in educational discourse, not just in academia but also in the public sphere. This movement understands that there is a ‘widespread incidence of psychological harm caused by damage to the child's sense of self-worth’ (Smith (2008) The long slide to happiness. Jou...
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Abstr The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that ‘Everyone has the right to education’ and it ‘shall be compulsory’. I note that there is a tension between ‘right’ and ‘compulsory’ in the Declaration because, by definition, a right is an entitlement and not an obligation. The reasons why education is an exception to the rule have no...
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Education has two distinct but interconnected layers. There is an outer layer concerned with knowledge transfer and skills and an inner layer concerned with the development of character and relationships with others, both individually and socially. This inner layer provides the individual with the capacity to influence and to change society. In tha...
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Research into violence in schools has been growing steadily at an international level, and has shown high degrees of violence at various different levels. Given the seriousness of the problem, finding ways of responding to this issue in schools becomes an imperative for educationists. In this article, we engage with this problem by defending the vi...
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to education” and “elementary education shall be compulsory.” In this article, I first discuss the current situation of Native Indian education in Brazil; this is to say, the education of the so-called contacted groups. I shall make clear that the educational provision fo...
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Brazil appears to have one of the most advanced legislations on native Indians in the world. This was not always the case. During the colonial period (c. 1530–1825), indigenous communities were decimated by disease or massacred by white settlers. In the 20th century, the Brazilian government introduced integrationist policies, which aimed to locate...
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Martin Buber (1878-1965) is considered one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers, contributing to the fields of philosophy, theology and education. After Buber’s death the appreciation of his considerable legacy became rather muted, but was never completely forgotten. Recently, interest in Buber’s thought has increased and a number of journa...
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One issue that is often ignored in political theory is the problem of means and modes of communication affecting dialogue between parties. In this age of hyper communication, this is something particularly relevant. The point here is that, despite the ease with which we have access to both means and modes of communication, there remains the problem...
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Merleau-Ponty’s theory of ‘embodiment’, of the body as mediator of the world, has been very influential in philosophical and educational circles. This is to say, according to the theory of ‘embodiment’, the body is central to one’s ‘understanding’ of the world, to one’s engagement with Others, as well as to one’s self-transformation. As such, a fun...
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There has been a shift from teaching to learning, the so-called process of ‘learnification’, which promotes the idea that teaching should be primarily concerned with the creation of rich learning environments and scaffolding student learning. In doing so, this process of ‘learnification’ has also attacked the idea that teachers have something to te...
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Gilberto Freyre, the great Brazilian historian and sociologist, described Brazil as a ‘racial paradise’, a place where different races and nationalities have come to live together in a sort of ‘racial democracy’. The literature on this topic has become extensive as anthropologists, social scientists and historians felt the need to either prove or d...
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‘Language death’ is an undeniable phenomenon of our modern times as languages have started to disappear at an alarming rate. This has led linguists, anthropologists, philosophers and educationists to engage with this issue at various levels in an attempt to try to understand the decline in this rich area of human communication and culture. In this...
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‘Prayer’ can be defined as ‘the offering, in public worship or private devotion, of petition, confession, adoration, or thanksgiving to God; also the form of words in which such an offering is made’ (cf. Cohn-Sherbok 2010). In addition to this simple definition it could be said that there are different forms of prayer: some are vocal and articulate...
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Most of what has been written about Buber and education tend to be studies of two kinds: theoretical studies of his philosophical views on education, and specific case studies that aim at putting theory into practice. The perspective taken has always been to hold a dialogue with Buber's works in order to identify and analyse critically Buber's view...
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Various commentators have acknowledged the fact that Schelling was influenced by Spinoza’s philosophical views (cf. Bowie 1993, 2003; Copleston 1963; Esposito 1977; White 1983; Lawrence 2003; Hegel 1995; Beiser 2002; Richards 2002). However, these commentators have not spelled out in detail this influence, and this situation is particularly true of...
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Fichte is the first great Post-Kantian Idealist and his debt to Spinozism has been acknowledged by virtually all of his commentators. However, the extent of Spinoza’s influence on Fichte has not been spelled out in much detail. In response to this I propose to do two things. Firstly, I propose to provide a typology of interpretations of Fichte’s Ab...
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The Jewish philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878–1965) is considered one of the twentieth century’s greatest contributors to the philosophy of religion and is also recognized as the pre‐eminent scholar of Hasidism. He has also attracted considerable attention as a philosopher of education. However, most commentaries on this aspect of his work...

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