American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Challenges of Schooling: Some Questions about the Role of School from the Parental Perspective
Sandro Serpa

At a time when the legitimacy of School as an educational social universe is under discussion, the present paper seeks to reflect on parents’—especially those from socially deprived contexts—positions on the matter. Based on the results of an empirical study, we conclude that there is a multiplicity of meanings currently ascribed to School, which suggests the need for an active mobilization of educational actors in a participatory and contextualized construction of School that belongs to all and that is meant for all. Such a construction would better respond to the idiosyncratic reality of students and their families through the process of the permanent (re)legitimization of the School’s role in contributing to greater social justice.

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