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Revista Lusófona de Educação

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LOPES, Silvana Fernandes. "Atlantida" Magazine: elementary education in Portugal and Brazil in the early decades of the twentieth century. Rev. Lusófona de Educação [online]. 2012, n.20, pp.141-153. ISSN 1645-7250.

The purpose of this article is to analyze how elementary education is dealt with in the journal "Atlantida: Mensario artistico, literario e social para Portugal e Brazil [Monthly on artistic, literary and social affairs in Portugal and Brazil]" (1915-1920). The principal aim of the journal was to contribute to Portuguese-Brazilian integration and, although literature was more prominent, considerable attention was given in the various volumes to social, political, economic, cultural and educational questions. Analysis of the articles devoted to elementary education in "Atlantida" reveals that the journal gave currency to some of the 214 Revista Lusófona de Educação Revista Lusófona de Educação, 20, 2012 major concerns of the time: the need to develop this level of education, and the defense of the ideas of the Escola Nova movement. Written and disseminated by an intellectual elite that was close to the seat of power in both countries, the journal ultimately became an instrument for conveying the ideas of educational liberalism and the nursery of the major educational reforms of the period, both in Portugal and in Brazil.

Keywords : educational publications; pedagogical ideas; the magazine Atlantida; comparative education.

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