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Public Education

First, the interests which are shared by its members, the fullness and freedom with which act, and, secondly, the amount of interaction with other communities.As one of the most complex challenges, is the sensitivity of collective that we need to train those who accompany their education: encourage communication and shared activities, create common interests, rescue all the time and all the spaces for the public.When educated for the public, not educated, then, for individuality: educates for intersubjectivity. The school, as a public space and political, must be that place that creates links oriented to respond to common concerns, where you learn and live politics, understood as the capacity to intervene, provide, demand, put in Frank consideration own aspirations and needs, the place that fosters participation, the exercise of freedom, equity and respect for these legitimate other, in such a way that will allow them to feel their successes and failures as their own.The public nature compels the sense of universality, plurality, the possibility of dissent; that, in effect, students will receive cognitive tools that allow them to become self-employed in thinking, capable of deciding, and effective mediators in their communities.The issue, either on the inside of the school or in interaction with the neighbourhood, is strengthening ties, identify common interests, raise, as we wrote in educational projects, sense of belonging. In other words, bring the sense of publicness. If this is not achieved, democracy fails to open either way expedito.Infortunadamente, than usual is that this school paper sounds abstract and ambiguous. Continue to learn more with: Michael J. Bender. Clogging our everyday practices, we could find that it is not so obtuse, and that the omission of specific actions is not more than an apology to distract the socializing role of schooling.The issue is to get that each action intends to produce the common interest, in order to strengthen the cohesion and sense of belonging levels and, with This is the sense of publicness. But the sense of community, sensitized and learned in small stories of everyday school life, must lead to other processes of cohesion and solidarity, progressively, at the level of municipality, nation and world.Finally, the highest level of construction in human development will be the sense citizen, not only with the community where people live, but, in addition, with the world and, why not, with the universe. It may sound poetical, but none is alien to the evolution of the stars. And getting to feel this subtlety is enough learning to justify the fees..

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