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Revista Lusófona de Educação

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LOUREIRO, Armando Paulo Ferreira. "New" territories and educational agents in sociology of education: the case of adult education. Rev. Lusófona de Educação [online]. 2012, n.20, pp.123-139. ISSN 1645-7250.

School has been object of preferential study in the area of sociology of education. This fact may be justified by the growing importance than that has been developing since the 18th century. However, other fields and educational agents have been getting a more and more important role in the educational context, particularly in the field of non-formal adult education. This reality has also been observed in our country, namely in the last decade. Such agents assume at the same time functions which had been so far an exclusive job of school, such as schooling certification. Which are then these new territories and educational agents? Who are these new "professionals"? Who is this new public? What makes them look for set of new educational offers? What will the social effects be? On the other hand, the schooling agent itself is being redefined as a result of this new nonformal education offers in the field of adult education. How far has this new reality been faced by school and teachers? These are same the questions the sociology of education must try to find an intensive and as deep as possible answer. The aim of this article is to debate and examine this need, often raised before either among us or in other geographical contexts, by some authors. Such debate has been carried out whenever we try to bring to it concrete aspects of the reality, basically taken out from the Portuguese situation.

Keywords : sociology of education; tendencies; adult education.

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