Citizenship and Transformative Human Rights Education: Surveys as ‘Praxis’ in the São Paulo Periphery

  • Marika Tsolakis


In Latin America, citizenship is often viewed as a struggle for rights and has often been won through ground-up movements. For this reason, a transformative human rights education framework is useful for considering the roles and processes of citizenship education in Latin America. Using a case study of a programme that teaches about the right to education to disadvantaged youth from the São Paulo periphery, this article also highlights the use of surveys as a Frereian pedagogical tool in transformative human rights and citizenship education.

Author Biography

Marika Tsolakis

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Policy and Society

Institute of Education, University of London

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