People built multicultural scenarios that determining the school organization. Panel discusses under ethnographic and ethnohistorical perspectives, schooling and child care. It is based on the premise that issues of ethnicity and class are crucial to the understanding of being child.
Latin America has as one of its essential characteristics the ethno-cultural diversity. The social meaning of children and childhoods and their participation in society have been determined by the contexts of colonialism and globalization, but also of independent movements and revolutions. Different people of Indigenous, African and European origin built a multicultural scenario that continues strongly determining the forms of school organization. This panel is based on rigorous research and discusses under ethnographic and ethnohistorical perspectives, the institutionalization of schooling and child care. From the methodological point of view, are combined discourses of various voices and facets in a debate that questions the past and the possibilities of the future in this region. Similarities and differences are analyzed, based on the premise that issues of ethnicity and class are crucial to the understanding of being child and of the childhoods. Agreed participants: Ademir Valdir dos SANTOS - Federal University of Santa Catarina - firstname.lastname@example.org Ariclê VECHIA - Tuiuti University of Paraná - email@example.com Ester BUFFA - Nove de Julho University/ Federal University of São Carlos - firstname.lastname@example.org Rosa Lydia Teixeira Corrêa - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - email@example.com Terezinha Oliveira - Universidade Estadual de Maringá - firstname.lastname@example.org Alicia Civera Cerecedo - El Colegio Mexiquense - email@example.com