Pedagogía Social en América del Norte: Antecedentes históricos y desarrollo actual


  • Daniel Schugurensky Arizona State University, Estados Unidos


Palabras clave:

social pedagogy, North America, popular education, community development, participatory democracy, critical theory


A pesar de que en América del Norte, el uso de la “pedagogía social” sea un fenómeno relativamente nuevo, las prácticas pedagógicas sociales existen desde hace mucho. El reciente interés des- pertado por el campo de la pedagogía social podría explicarse en parte por la publicación de un volumen sin precedentes de libros y artículos en inglés, la creación de una nueva revista internacional, el desa- rrollo simultáneo de programas de postgrado en pedagogía social en Reino Unido y EE.UU, y la creación de una asociación de pedagogía social que aúna académicos y profesionales. En América del Norte, la pedagogía social está influenciada por la historia del campo, por la teoría y la práctica actual de la pedagogía social en otras partes del mundo y por varias tradiciones que relacionan la educación con el cambio social. En este artículo se analizan diez de ellas: educación indígena, educación activa, apren- dizaje en movimientos sociales, desarrollo comunitario, pedagogía pública, educación popular, investigación acción participativa (IAP), economía social, democracia participativa y teoría crítica.

Biografía del autor/a

Daniel Schugurensky, Arizona State University, Estados Unidos

(Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada) is the Coordinator of the M.A. program in Social and Cultural
Pedagogy at Arizona State University, where he also coordinates the Participatory Governance Initiative at the
School of Public Affairs and the Justice and Social Inquiry Program at the School of Social Transformation. Dr. Schugurensky
has taught courses in many universities around the world, including the University of Toronto, the University of
California at Los Angeles, the University of Paris, Leuven University, Universidad de Huelva, Universidad de Buenos
Aires, Universidad de Cordoba and University of Malta. Among his recent publications are “Social Pedagogy and Critical
Theory: A Conversation with Hans Thiersch” (2014), “A social worker, a community development worker and an
adult educator walk into a bar: on strange bedfellows and social pedagogy” (2014), Social pedagogy: historical traditions
and transnational connections (2013), and Paulo Freire (2011).


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