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Cit. 4. Adriana Puiggros, Sujetos, discipline y curriculum en los origenes del sistema educativQ argentino (Buenos Aires; Galerna, 1990). For an alternative explanation using a world systems framework, see the work of representatives of the institutionalist school. For example, John Boli and Francisco O. Ramirez, "Compulsory Schooling in the Western Cultural Context," in Robert F. Arnove, Philip G. Altbach, and Gall P. ), Emergent Issues in Education. Comparative Perspectives (New York: SUNY Press, 1992), pp, 25-38.
37. " "El intelectual presidente," El Pats (Madrid, November 14, 1994), p. 15. " 38. Sao Paulo was among 36 municipalities that the PT won in the 1988 municipal elections. 39. 79. 40. Although Paulo Freire began his administration of the Secretariat in January of 1989, he resigned from the post of Secretary of Education in May of 1991, and was replaced by his former Cabinet Chief, Mario Sergio Cortella. Still, Freire's two year presence at the head of the Secretariat had a profound impact on the direction of the educational reforms it pursued.
It has created new constituencies that expect political leaders to be responsible and accountable. And it has insisted that the capacity to participate politically comes not from status or specialized learning, but from the experience of everyday life. The PT has had a marked impact on the new generation. 3* Education, therefore, is seen as a powerful and necessary tool in the development of a critically conscious citizenry active in the construction of a democratic socialist society. Consequently, the struggle for a quality public education represents one of the fronts around which popular groups affiliated with the PT have galvanized and constitutes a major area of policy effort among the municipalities that the PT has held in recent years.