First Notes For a Debate on European Inter/Multicultural Education: Case Study European Cultural Policies and Education Practices in Three Contemporary Art Galleries

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This study focus on European cultural policies and educational dynamics, spotlighting three educational services of three European member-states, within the context of European Capital of Culture. More specific at Tate Liverpool (2008), Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius (2009) and Museu de Serralves in Porto (2001). This research examines the way culture has been regarded and defined in the context of the European Union and the implications of such on the process of Europeification. The study of education orientations and practices in contemporary art galleries allows to reinforce the interpretation and to discussion the heterogeneity, the complexity of the process in action. Thought a comprehensive and critical perspective we analyse how these policies mean different non-formal education proposes in the first decade of the XXI century. More specific we analyse the different assumptions, models and concepts that contextualise the education in these cultural institutions.
This paper lies on a reflexive analysis of the first theoretic and empirical immersion. It is our intention to discuss the specification of the study case that was developed at Tate Liverpool, during 2008. Within the interpretation of this process we pretend to stress the methodological process, but also to look for an interpretative framework of the education strategies, programs, disclosures and social-pedagogical practices.


Keywords: European Construction, Policy Analysis, Contemporary Art, Pedagogy
Stream: Creative Arts and Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Rafaela Ganga

Ph.D. Student, Institute of Sociology
Department of Sociology, The University of Porto

Porto, Portugal

I am a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Porto and a researcher at Institute of Sociology at the same university. I have been working as teacher for undergraduate students, curriculum writer and educational consultant for Porto Deaf People’s Association. For the last five years I have been involved in several research projects based around the social-pedagogical policies and practices of non-formal and informal contexts. My research interests include sociology of culture and sociology of education, issues of cultural globalization, public policies, museum and gallery education and European construction have been topics I have been developing.

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