What is in a School? About the Political Dimension of School Relationships

What is in a school? Not a simple question. A naive answer could send us through a path that lists students, teachers, desks, blackboards, books. And once more we would come face to face with our question. In this case understanding it from a different point of view. What is in a school? Also includes, among other things, actions such as holding, supporting, accompanying. The purpose of this article is not to present a series of preconceptions about what a school should contain and what relationship models could be deduced from them. We have opted to find supporting evidence on the experiences of students and teachers in order to construct a comprehensive look of the political sense of school relationships. Much of what is laid down here are not extraordinary and thus, overlooked; other might not be so. The objective of this article is show that a school oriented to the teaching of civic values contains no more than what the people inside are willing to give, the way they give meaning to their every day experiences, the way they participate, their vital decisions and the support they receive and are willing to give to others.

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Value formation, participation, schools.

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Ruiz, A. (2009). ¿Qué Contiene una Escuela? Sobre la Dimensión Política de la Convivencia Escolar. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 7(2), pp. 72-94.
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