Springer, Dordrecht


366 Pages

ISBN 978-3-319-18764-8

Cultural Psychology of Education
vol. 1

Educational contexts and borders through a cultural lens

looking inside, viewing outside

Edited by

Giuseppina Marsico , Marilena Ristum , Ana Cecilia de Souza Bastos

This book provides a "context" of discussion for researchers and educational experts in order to rethink the relationship between actors, practices and borders within the educational contexts. The research in educational psychology has often challenged the concept of "educational context". According to the different theoretical frameworks, the construct of contexts, their borders, and the dimensions to be taken into account have all been defined in different ways. The book offers a reflection that goes from theory to practice and backwardfrom practice to theory. The main research questions the book addresses are how actors, i.e. teachers, parents and students, educators, and professionals, with their own identity and social representations, build their educational practices, or, their shared cultural spaces where knowledge is generated, defining the borders of the educational contexts. The book proposes that a border is a type of membrane within and outside the educational setting bringing together different actors, groups and cultures. The book presents the perspectives of scholars and educational experts from various parts of the world, including Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. They shed light on what happens at the border in different cultural contexts, and what the relationship is between the educational setting and the other life contexts or micro-cultures.


Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18765-5

Full citation:

Marsico, G. , Ristum, M. , de Souza Bastos, (eds) (2015). Educational contexts and borders through a cultural lens: looking inside, viewing outside, Springer, Dordrecht.

Table of Contents


Dazzani Virgínia; Marsico Giuseppina; Ristum Marilena


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Beyond the micro–macro opposition

Mangone Emiliana


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The dynamics of self–other relationships in educational contexts

Uchoa Branco Angela; Lopes Maria Margaret


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"becoming professionals"

de Mattos Elsa; Marcos Chaves Antonio


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Editorial intermezzo

Ristum Marilena; Dazzani Virgínia; Marsico Giuseppina


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Meanings of violence

Ristum Marilena


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Everyday child care in daycare centers

Bustamante Vania; McCallum Cecilia


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Boundaries between art and education

Santos José Manuel


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The handcrafting activity of Goldsmiths and conceptual thinking

Tunes Elizabeth; Fuhr Raad Ingrid Lilian; da Silva Roberto Ribeiro


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Learning at the family–school boundary

Barros Filho Delma


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Parental involvement

Wikeley Felicity; Apps Joanna


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Negotiation in the school context

da Silva Demóstenes Neves; Ristum Marilena


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School as work or work as school

Lordelo Lia


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School between work and family

Costa Silveira Olivia Maria; Barros Filho Delma


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Borders in education

Marsico Giuseppina; Dazzani Virgínia; Ristum Marilena


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